The conference attracts 5 CPD points.

Conference booking forms may be downloaded here (English, Cymraeg) along with hotel booking form here).

The programme is below (or in Welsh here).


8.30-9.00am Registration and refreshments

9.00-9.30am Committee meeting (AGM)

9.30-9.45am Welcome and Introduction – Mr Justice Moor- Family Division Presiding Judge   for the Wales & Chester Circuit

9.45-10.30am Keynote address Sir James Munby P, President of the Family Division

10.30-11.15am “The Form and Accessibility of the Law Applicable in Wales”- the Law Commission

11.15-11.45am Coffee


Breakout session 1 “Apples or Pears: Pensions and Offsetting” – Hilary Woodward, Cardiff University , and Rhys Taylor, 30 Park Place, Cardiff.

Breakout session 2 “Decisions about adoption planning: insights from new research” – Julie Doughty , Cardiff University.


Breakout session 1 “Interpreting personal injuries damages for the purpose of family finance cases”- Robert Harrison, 30 Park Place, Cardiff.

Breakout session 2 “Developing a Welsh municipal law on children’s rights”- Jane Williams, the Observatory, Swansea University.

1.15-2.15pm Lunch

2.15-3pm “Just the facts – what are the facts?” – Dr Stephen Leadbeatter , Home Office Pathologist.

3.00-4.00pm “Predicting future behaviour: violence, sex and suicide”- Prof Nicola Gray, clinical forensic psychologist.

4.00-4.30pm Question & Answer session

4.30pm Tea