Events

We have considerable experience delivering training seminars to solicitors and legal professionals in 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 present an event jointly, please get in touch with our Senior Practice Manager, Billy Forecast (billy.forecast@4bc.co.uk).

 

Forthcoming events

Seminar – Updates and Practical Tips for Deprivation of Liberty (Inherent Jurisdiction) Proceedings

22nd Feb 2024

Four Brick Court, Chambers Seminar “Updates and Practical Tips for Deprivation of Liberty (Inherent Jurisdiction) Proceedings.” Please join us for this seminar by Brónach Gordon (Call: 2015) and Sarah Barber (Call: 2018).

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Past Events

Seminar – Updates and Tips on Special Guardianship and Adoption

25th Jan 2024

Four Brick Court, Chambers of Isabelle Watson, Seminar “Updates and Tips on Special Guardianship and Adoption” Please join us for this seminar presented by Jacqui Gilliatt (1992).

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Four Brick Court – Remote Pupillage Question & Answer Session 2024

04th Jan 2024

Happy New Year! Four Brick Court Chambers will host an informal, remote ‘Drop-in Session’ for candidates’ questions regarding pupillage and the application process on Thursday, 4th January 2024, from 6 pm – 7 pm. 

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Seminar – On Judicial Reasons

01st Dec 2023

Four Brick Court, Chambers of Isabelle Watson, Seminar “On Judicial Reasons.” Please join us for this seminar presented by Jacqui Gilliatt (1992).

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Webinar: New research on ethnic disparities in care proceedings.

19th Jun 2023

Four Brick Court, barrister Bibi Badejo will be one of the panellists for Nuffield Family Justice Observatory‘s Webinar: New research on ethnic disparities in care proceedings.

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Seminar – Financial Remedies: New law and practical tips

05th Jun 2023

Four Brick Court, Seminar “Financial Remedies: New law and practical tips.” Please join us for this seminar presented by Paul Pavlou (1993).

On Thursday, 6th July 2023, at 6 pm via Zoom.

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How to lose a Family Hearing- 27th April 2023

24th Apr 2023

Bibi Badejo is a family barrister from Four Brick Court, specialising in children’s law. Called in 2005, she was elected a Governing Bencher of Inner Temple in 2020.

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Private Law Fact-Finding: Where are we now?

09th Feb 2023

Seminar – Private Law Fact-Finding: Where are we now? on Wednesday 8th February 2023 at 6 pm via Zoom.

Presented by Ella Shaw (2006) and Elin Hughes (2017), sharing their insights into where we are now concerning private law fact findings.

Please feel free to share the Zoom link with any colleagues you would wish to. To attend the seminar, you will need to register via Zoom (and you will then receive the link to join the seminar from Zoom).

Click the link below to register: https://lnkd.in/eXvEF3Gu

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 Seminar – “Return to the PLO: What we need to know”

21st Jan 2023

Four Brick Court Seminar – Return to the PLO: What we need to know, On Friday 20th January at 2 pm.

Presented by Jacqui Gilliatt (1992) looking at the President’s Guidance from November 2022 and the strong judicial messages about the return of the PLO to care proceedings. Aimed at LAs / legal and client departments. But very useful for all of us given the pressure coming from above. Jacqui will also be looking at issues that include cost threats.

Please feel free to send questions in advance to seminars@4bc.co.uk or raise them in the afternoon.

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Seminar: ‘Tackling Expert Evidence’

09th Dec 2022

On 8th December at 6 pm, Tackling Expert Evidence by Jacqui Gilliatt (1992) and Andlib Mohsin (2006) will be taking a hard look at how to tackle expert evidence in family proceedings.

To register, click here.

 

 

Seminar: ‘Evidence: Back to Basics’

18th Nov 2022

On 17th November at 6 pm, Evidence: Back to Basics with different forms and sources of evidence increasingly common in family proceedings, Lauren Bovington (2016) will be addressing some of the issues and giving practical tips about just how to make evidence count.

To register, click here.

Seminar: ‘Private Law Panel: Answering the questions you want to ask’

03rd Nov 2022

On 2nd November 2022 at 6 pm via zoom, Private Law Panel: Answering the questions you want to ask is aimed at junior lawyers (trainees, newly qualified lawyers, paralegals); our panel will answer your questions about private law proceedings. Questions in advance are welcome (here at seminars@4bc.co.uk), or simply join us on the day and ask away. Chatham House Rule applies, and open discussions are encouraged!

To register, click here.

Seminar: ‘Public Law Panel: Answering the questions you want to ask’

20th Oct 2022

On 20th October 2022 at 6 pm via zoom, Public Law Panel: Answering the questions you want to ask is aimed at junior lawyers (trainees, newly qualified lawyers, paralegals); our panel will be answering questions about public law proceedings, including those they’re not sure who to ask.

Questions in advance are welcome (you can e-mail us here at seminars@4bc.co.uk) or simply join us on the day and ask away. Chatham House Rule applies, and open discussions are encouraged!

To register, click here.

MTYBA Black History Month Event

13th Oct 2022

Please join Middle Temple Young Barristers Association (MTYBA) and the MTSA for our annual Black History Month Event on 17th October 2022. This is a hybrid event and will be taking place online and in person. The venue is Middle Temple Hall at 6:30 pm.

 The panel consists of the following: – 

 1) Laurie-Anne Power KC from 25 Bedford Row Chambers 

2 ) Bibi Badejo from 4 Brick Court Chambers 

3 ) Stephen Lue from Garden Court Chambers 

4 ) Natasha Shotunde from Garden Court Chambers 

Our panel will speak about their careers at the bar, the pioneering work they have done regarding diversity, and the significance of Black History Month to them. We will have music, authentic food, and networking as well. 

Please do feel free to invite colleagues and guests the Eventbrite booking link for non-middle temple members is as follows:- https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/middle-temple-black-history-month-event-qs-tickets-421236588977 .  

 Middle Temple members can book via the MT website:-  

https://www.middletemple.org.uk/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=41232 

https://www.middletemple.org.uk/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=41270 

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Four Brick Court and LBLA

19th May 2022

Four Brick Courts Jacqui Gilliatt and Ummar Farooq Ahmad will be running an event for LBLA.

Update on significant children’s case law, including deprivation of liberty placements for teenagers.

 

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

08th 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

To book, click here

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ROK Edmonton County School careers fair with 4BC

21st Jan 2022

Bronach Gordon and Harry Simons visit Edmonton County School today to participate in their careers fair organised by ROK. Four Brick Court has partnered with ROK to inspire and encourage young people to consider a career at the bar, part of our Law Together project to increase diversity in our profession.

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

10th 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!

To register to click here

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpcOuhpjojGtFFLIM2sK-SpV5aWDPY5SuL

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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.

To Register to click here 

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.

To register to click here.  

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

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