TO BE PUBLISHED February 2020
This conference will look at the next steps for family justice in England and Wales, including:
- court modernisation;
- protecting vulnerable users;
- developing care proceedings; and
- the use of data and evidence to improve outcomes.
The seminar is timed to take place as the government considers responses to a number of key consultations on the family court structures, including the:
There will be keynote contributions from:
- Sir James Munby, Chair, Nuffield Family Justice Observatory and former President, Family Justice Division, High Court of England and Wales;
- Neal Barcoe, Deputy Director, Family Justice Policy Division, Ministry of Justice;
- Adam Lennon, Deputy Director and Service Owner, Family, Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service;
- Dr Mike Shaw, Consultant, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Tavistock Clinic London, Family Drug and Alcohol Court National Unit; and
- a senior speaker confirmed from Citizens Advice.
Further confirmed speakers include: Adina Claire, Women’s Aid; Mor Dioum, Victoria Climbié Foundation; Usha Sood, Trent Chambers; and senior speakers confirmed from National Family Mediation and SafeLives.
- Improving data and research evidence in family justice;
- Problem-solving courts - addressing substance misuse, mental health problems and domestic abuse;
- The impact of changes to private family law proceedings - protecting vulnerable users and meeting demand and expanding mediation;
- Supporting victims and ensuring effective legal advice for litigants;
- Reforming care proceedings in England and Wales - Special Guardianship Orders, improving standards nationwide and innovative approaches to care;
- Implementing court modernisation; and
- Next steps for policy.
Price: £95 PLUS VAT
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