Family & Divorce

Family forum webinar – Somerset 2

Date: 27 April 2022
Location: Zoom

In ‘Somerset 2’ the President of the Family Division considered the wider implications of the decision of Roberts J in [2021] EWHC 3004 (Fam) (“Somerset 1”), and in particular the role of the court and the duties of local authorities where potential breaches of the Adoption Agencies Regulations are identified before and after a placement order has been made.

Julia Belyavin of our Family & Divorce team will present a summary of the decision and the practical implications for those representing parents, children and local authorities.

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Drafting effective witness statements

Date: 19 October 2021
Venue: St John's Chambers
Location: 101 Victoria Street, Bristol, BS1 6PU

The training is CPD accredited and FREE, it is aimed primarily at paralegals, trainees and newly qualified solicitors/CILEX but more senior JLD members are welcome if they would benefit from a refresher.

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Bath Resolution seminar

Date: 23 June 2021
Location: Zoom

Luke Hodgson and Elaine Jewell-Moore of St John’s Chambers will talk about hints and tips on how to best brief Counsel for remote hearings.

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Devon & Somerset Law Society family law webinar series

Date: 19 April 2021
Venue: Zoom

This webinar series is hosted by Devon & Somerset Law society, aiming to cover the topics Financial Remedies, ToLATA & Family ADR.

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Data protection webinar

Date: 22 March 2021
Venue: Zoom

Barristers James Marwick and James Hughes will be discussing bringing and defending claims for distress or injury after data breaches.

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Law, Justice & the Spaces Between

Date: 4 March 2021
Venue: Zoom

Lucy Reed will be speaking in an important series of free webinars investigating openness and press reporting of our courts and tribunals

 

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Instructing Counsel Webinar

Date: 22 September 2020
Location: Microsoft Teams

The training is CPD accredited and FREE, it is aimed primarily at paralegals, trainees and newly qualified solicitors/CILEX but more senior JLD members are welcome if they would benefit from a refresher.

  • Overview of instructing Counsel | Marcus Coates-Walker, Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence Barrister
  • Avoiding bad briefs and Building Relationships with Counsel | Natasha Dzameh, Commercial & Chancery Barrister & Sophie Smith-Holland, Family Barrister
  • Remote working, booking Counsel and the back sheet | Robert Bocock, Commercial & Chancery Practice Manager

There will be a live Q&A sections at the end of the webinar, we hope you can join us!

To book your place please RSVP to [email protected]

Note: you do not need an MS teams account to attend.

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St. John’s 6th Family Forum

Date: 11 June 2020
Location: Comfort of your living room

The Children Law Team will hold its 6th Family Forum on Thursday 11th June at 5pm and we’d love it if you’d join us.

Speakers include:

Sophie Smith-Holland on Practical issues in hybrid hearings
Ryan Morgan on Psychological Assessments & COVID-19

A general Q & A session will follow.

Please email [email protected] for the zoom link details and to claim your CPD.

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St. John’s 5th Family Forum

Date: 28 May 2020
Location: The comfort of your living room

The Children Law Team will hold its 5th Family Forum on Thursday 28th May at 5pm and we’d love it if you’d join us. Judi Evans and Julia Belyavin will be telling us about the two Nuffield Family Justice Observatory reports published on Friday: one on Digital Contact & Children’s Wellbeing, and the other on Contact during Lockdown.. A general Q & A session will follow.

Please email [email protected] for the zoom link details and to claim your CPD.

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Journalists and legal bloggers attending family courts – A workshop for lawyers

Date: 25 June 2019
Venue: St John's Chambers, 101 Victoria Street, Bristol BS1 6PU
Location: Bristol

In light of the Legal Blogging Pilot implemented through PD36J, Lucy Reed of St John’s Chambers is delivering this workshop on behalf of The Transparency Project. The workshop is intended for lawyers who are interested in brushing up their ‘transparency’ knowledge – whether with a view to taking part in the scheme themselves, or so they feel better prepared for responding to attendances by legal bloggers or journalists in cases where they are instructed. We know that for most advocates the attendance of a journalist at hearings is a rare event, and often catches people by surprise. Even more so where legal bloggers are concerned. What is the law and procedure? How should you advise your client, and how should you respond to any application these reporters might make?

To find out more information about this event, please visit The Transparency Project website here.

Although The Transparency Project are not charging for tickets, they do invite those wishing to attend to make a donation when they purchase a ticket. Any donations will be applied to furthering the work of The Transparency Project. Please note that donations are not refundable.

Registration from 5.00 for a 5.30pm start. The event will run until 7.30pm, with an opportunity for informal discussion after.

This event is made possible through the kind sponsorship of Bloomsbury Professional Family Law and the support of St John’s Chambers. Lucy Reed is a member of St John’s Chambers Family Practice Group.

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Annual money conference 2019

Date: 13 June 2019
Venue: MShed
Location: Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, Bristol BS1 4RN

We are delighted to welcome His Honour Judge Hess who will provide an update on the Financial Remedy Court and Pension Advisory Group.

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St John’s Chambers Divorce & Financial Remedy team, and sponsors Brewin Dolphin welcome you to their annual conference which will provide a selection of hot-topic updates on the latest developments in the law and practice of financial remedies, as well as an interactive discussion and analysis of a mock case.

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Instructing Counsel Seminar

Date: 13 November 2018
Venue: St John's Chambers, 101 Victoria Street, Bristol, BS1 6PU
Location: Bristol

Bristol JLD and St John’s Chambers are pleased to invite you to their Instructing Counsel Seminar on Tuesday, 13 November 2018 from 5.30 pm – 7.00 pm at St John’s Chambers, 101 Victoria Street, Bristol, BS1 6PU.

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ToLATA 1996 Update

Date: 27 April 2018
Venue: St Mellion Gold Resort & Spa
Location: Plymouth

ToLATA 1996 Update.

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Financial Remedies in Children Proceedings

Date: 21 March 2018
Venue: St John’s Chambers
Location: Bristol

Financial Remedies in Children Proceedings.

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Teenagers: secure accommodation, deprivation of liberty and the inherent jurisdiction

Date: 22 January 2018
Venue: St John’s Chambers
Location: Bristol

Our Family & Divorce team hosted their free CPD approved training session on ‘Teenagers: secure accommodation, deprivation of liberty and the inherent jurisdiction’.

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ToLATA Update

Date: 13 July 2017
Venue: Goughs Solicitors
Location: Trowbridge

ToLATA Update.

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Active and Passive Growth (Business)

Date: 15 June 2017
Venue: MShed
Location: Bristol

Active and Passive Growth (Business).

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Some issues in farming cases

Date: 15 June 2017
Venue: MShed
Location: Bristol

Some issues in farming cases.

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A Digest of Financial Remedy cases for the last year

Date: 17 May 2017
Venue: St John’s Chambers
Location: Bristol

A Digest of Financial Remedy cases for the last year

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Take It All: The unhappy marriage of bankruptcy and financial remedies on divorce

Date: 27 April 2017
Venue: St Mellion International Golf Resort & Spa
Location: Plymouth

Take It All: The unhappy marriage of bankruptcy and financial remedies on divorce.

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The wide and narrow approach to Global Orders and capitalisation of spousal maintenance

Date: 27 April 2017
Venue: St Mellion Golf Resort & Spa
Location: Plymouth

Nick Miller talks at the Financial Remedies and Private Law (Children) Update in Plymouth.

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Care proceedings and damages for breach of human rights

Date: 8 February 2017
Venue: Hilton Doubletree
Location: Bristol

Asha Pearce-Groves discusses the care proceedings and damages for breach of human rights within family law at our Annual Children’s Conference.

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Non-matrimonial property: no longer a ‘lawless science’

Date: 30 November 2016
Venue: St John’s Chambers
Location: Bristol

Non-matrimonial property: no longer a ‘lawless science’.

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Variation of settlements – old law: new dawn

Date: 30 November 2016
Venue: St John’s Chambers
Location: Bristol

Variation of settlements – old law: new dawn.

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Spousal Maintenance – where are we now?

Date: 30 November 2016
Venue: St John’s Chambers
Location: Bristol

Spousal Maintenance – where are we now?

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