Events

We have considerable experience in delivering training seminars to solicitors and legal professionls in the areas of public and private Child Law.    Future (and past) events are listed below.

If you would like to attend a future event, or, if you would like to collaborate with us to jointly present an event, please contact our Lead Clerk Kevin McCarthy (kevin.mccarthy@4bc.co.uk).

 

Forthcoming events

Webinar: Demystifying Threshold – Re A Compliance & What This Means in Practice – Sophie Crampton for MBL

07th Feb 2022

Speaker Sophie Crampton 

Demystifying Threshold – Re A Compliance & What This Means in Practice – Webinar for MBL

This webinar will cover the following:

  • The principles of Re A and how to apply them in practice
  • Common threshold mistakes and how to avoid them
  • How to recognise and challenge poorly drafted thresholds
  • How to determine the relevant date
  • When to rely on evidence that arises after the relevant date – MBL

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Seminar: ‘Back to basics: Tips for threshold and responses’ with Justin Tadros and Keileigh Pink

09th Dec 2021

On 9th December at 6 pm, Four Brick Courts Keileigh Pink and Justin Tadros will be taking a back to basics and practical look at threshold and responses. Perhaps aimed particularly at junior and intermediate practitioners, it will be a chance to talk about practical realities and what tips we can all learn from each other! It would be great to have you there and be part of the discussions!

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Past Events

Seminar: ‘From ACEs to DDP’ by Dr Naomi Pye

19th Nov 2021

Dr Pye’s second seminar on 18th November at 6 pm, “From ACEs to DDP”, will be all about better understanding the psychological diagnoses and recommendations we see in the family law context.

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https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtceqhqD0jH9T_8DY8mTgnw-tGvjz-qu1f

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Seminar: ‘You cannot pour from an empty cup’ by Dr Naomi Pye

21st Oct 2021

Our first two seminars are with NHS clinical psychologist Dr Naomi Pye.

On 21st October at 6 pm, “You cannot pour from an empty cup” will focus on wellbeing for practitioners, looking at timely and hot topics such as vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, and early warning signs and systems.

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https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItduysrzguH9MPtgD3o4rvx0i72Uc2UdYG

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Panel: Support Through Court’s Virtual Family Law Breakfast – Amy Slingo

12th Oct 2021

Amy Slingo has been asked to join the panel on Support Through Court’s Virtual Family Law Breakfast on 12th October 2021.
To join click here: https://www.supportthroughcourt.org/events/upcoming-events/life-after-lockdown-moving-forwards-in-the-family-courts/
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MBL Learn Live: Instructing Expert Psychologists in Family Proceedings – An Introduction

17th May 2021

Speaker Sophie Crampton 

This virtual classroom seminar will focus specifically on instructing an expert psychologist, exploring when it is appropriate for an expert psychologist to be instructed and the expertise held by different types of psychologist. – MBL

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Seminar: Post-Adoption Contact: less a theory and more a practice

13th May 2021

Seminar by Isabelle Watson 

Thursday, May 13th 6:00 pm – online via Zoom 

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Four Brick Court ‘In Collaboration With’ series

08th Apr 2021

Presenting the first of our ‘In Collaboration With’ series on Thursday, April 08th 6:00 pm – online via Zoom 

Christina Warner will be speaking with Edie Bowles from Advocates for Animals on animal protection law & Jacqueline Jones, Children’s Guardian, on her experiences of animal protection & safeguarding children.

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‘It’s an early knockout? Kicking out a case against parents or intervenors’ with Jacqui Gilliatt

19th Mar 2021

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are rescheduling tomorrow’s initial seminar, ‘Post-Adoption Contact: less a theory and more a practice.’ With Isabelle Watson.

Now 13th May at 6:00 pm.

Join us tomorrow, Thursday, March 18th, at 6:00 pm for ‘It’s an early knockout? Kicking out a case against parents or intervenors’ with Jacqui Gilliatt

To register, click here: https://lnkd.in/euTdkXt

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Seminar: Persuasive on Paper

19th Feb 2021

Seminar by Bibi Badejo and Justin Tadros 

Thursday, February 18th 6:00 pm – online via Zoom 

How to win with Practice Direction Documents and Witness Statements.

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Seminar: Sea Change: Risk and Harm in Private Law Proceedings

22nd Jan 2021

Seminar by Sarah Haworth and Ella Shaw

Thursday, January 21st 6:00 pm – online via Zoom 

An overhaul of current practice: Private Law update and what you need to know.

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4BC-Seminars-Feb-Mar-2021

20th Jan 2021

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Special Guardianship Orders Update

11th Dec 2020

Applicants, Assessments Abroad, the 2020 FJC Guidance & Its Ramifications

Jacqui Gilliatt

10th December 2020 at 6pm by Zoom

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Bibi Badejo in Panel Discussion on the Importance of Diversity at the Bar

03rd Dec 2020

Round Table Series

Wednesday 2 December 10am-3pm

The Inner Temple invites you to the first of an annual round table series examining race equality within the legal profession. It seeks to examine the current issues and debates facing Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) lawyers, as well as launch of a new project to rediscover the lives of the first BAME lawyers. 

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Psychologists in Family Proceedings

13th Nov 2020

Psychologists in Family Proceedings: When To Use Them?  How to Choose Them?  How to Challenge Their Opinions

Thursday 12th November 2020 at 6pm

Sophie Crampton

The pitfalls of FHDRAs

13th Feb 2020

Thursday 13th February 2020 at 6.00pm
We are delighted to be hosting our third seminar of our Private Law programme.  This seminar will cover the practical considerations and pitfalls of FHDRAs:

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Trials within Trials: Fact-Finding Hearings in Private Law Cases

02nd Dec 2019

Monday 2nd December 2019 at 6.00pm
We are delighted to be hosting our second seminar of our Private Law programme.  This seminar will cover the legal and practical considerations relating to private law fact-findings:

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Case Preparation

11th Oct 2019

Friday 11 October 2019 – 9:00am 1:00pm
Seminar to LBLA Member Local Authorities
Aim: Being prepared and relevant advocacy skills
Level: Beginner to Intermediary
Venue: The Town Hall, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

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The Interface between Private and Public Family Law

01st May 2019

Wednesday 1st May 2019 at 6.00pm
We are delighted to host our first seminar in our Private Law programme.  This seminar will explore private law proceedings where a public law element is introduced.  It will look at amongst other matters:

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The 2018 Children Law Conference

05th Oct 2018

Friday 5th October 2018
An annual Public Law Update
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Venue: The Town Hall, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

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