Details of the Cumberland Lodge weekend on 5-7 May 2017 are below and bookings are now open, to be submitted by noon on 24 April. There are new lower rates for pupils and recently qualified members (details attached).

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PROGRAMME

Friday 5th May
6.45 Reception in the Drawing Room
7.15 Dinner
8.50 Welcome from the Chairman, Philip Marshall QC
9 – 10 MacDonald J

Saturday 6th May
8 – 9 Breakfast
9.05 The Chairman: Introduction & welcome
9.15 John Wilson QC, Professor Liz Trinder, Hamish Dunlop and Julia Shillingford: No fault divorce after Owens
10 The President of the Family Division: A view from Cumberland Lodge Mews
10.30 Geoffrey Kingscote QC and Ben Wooldridge : Financial remedies update
11.15 Coffee
11.30 Margaret Heathcote and Michael Gillman: What solicitors want; what solicitors need – getting the best from counsel
12.15 Paula Backen BSc (Hons): The role of the court intermediary
12.40 Cyrus Larizadeh QC: Wellbeing at the Bar
1.00 Charity Appeal on behalf of Dementia UK
1.10 Lunch
2.15 Rachel Langdale QC, Susan Grocott QC, Ellie Cumbo and Philip Marshall QC: Practical ethics in family law
3.00 Mark Twomey QC and Alexander Laing, Sam Momtaz QC and Tom Wilson: Private and Public Law Children Update (Part I)
3.40 Jo Miles and Philip Marshall QC: Guidance on Financial Needs on Divorce (the judges’ guide)
4.20 Tea and Cake
4.35 Leo Raznovich: Discrimination and decriminalising LGBTI relations in the Caribbean
5.05 Mark Twomey QC and Alexander Laing, Sam Momtaz QC and Tom Wilson: Private and Public Law Children Update (Part II)
5.45 End of Saturday programme
7.00 Champagne Reception on the Lawn
7.30 Dinner
9.00 Quiz in the Mews: with quiz master James Turner QC
Disco in the Basement

Sunday 7th May
9 – 10 Breakfast
10.30 Modernising and reforming family courts: a view from counsel’s chambers
11.30 Coffee
11.50 The online court – is your journey really necessary?
Extended hours pilot scheme
12.20 Closing remarks
12.30 Lunch