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The modern family 2017

A comprehensive update on emergent issues in child and family law

Highlights include:

Transparency, new technology and the best interests of children

  • How to balance transparency in the family court with your client's right to privacy
  • The use of new technology by parties to proceedings - what's allowed under the rules
  • Using information from new technology - what's persuasive for your client's case
Andrew Pack, In-house Advocate, Brighton and Hove City Council

PR one step removed

  • This session will consider the special considerations when approaching the issue of parental responsibility and the implications for agreeing child arrangements for non-biological parents in same sex relationships, step-parents, grandparents and the impact of PR in SGOs.
Marissa Allman, Barrister, Mediator, Collaborative Lawyer, 36 Bedford Row

Becoming parents - assisted reproduction and surrogacy

  • This session will provide an introduction to the law relating to surrogacy. There has been a huge increase in the number of surrogacy arrangements in the UK over the past decade. Many of these cases involve international elements and present complex legal issues. The family courts have taken a creative approach to the interpretation of the relevant legislation, which has resulted in controversial decisions attracting significant press attention.
Andrew Powell, 4 Paper Buildings


  • Gauging risk, threshold and welfare considerations
  • The family court and its role alongside other actors in radicalisation cases
Jeremy Ford, Solicitor-Advocate, Cafcass Legal and Children's Arbitrator

£120 (members) £144 (non-members)
How to book:

Please download and complete the booking form and return with a cheque to Resolution Central Office PO BOX 302, Orpington, Kent, BR6 8QX or DX 154460 Petts Wood 3

Any queries please contact Central Office on 01689 820272 or

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London Woburn House
Tavistock Square
T: Work 020 7419 5489

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