Our Next Conference
16 March 2015 | St Catherine's College, Oxford
Monday, 16 March 2015
This conference will look at the conflicting pressures that family courts face. Practitioners are exhorted to 'work smarter'; faster family justice initiatives seek to get cases finished more quickly and cheaply, while a raft of Appeal Court judgments demand more rigorous and well-evidenced social work. The government agenda is for greater use of adoption, while case law says adoption is the last resort. The conference will look at the impact of the revised PLO on children's cases, give an overview of recent case law, and explore whether the child's voice is being lost in the process.
The conference will be chaired by Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division.
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