The Kent & Sussex FLBA is delighted to invite you to the 2017 National Conference, to be held at the Grand Hotel, Brighton on Saturday 4 November.

The conference will be chaired by the Honourable Mrs Justice Theis, DBE.

The conference is sponsored by Bloomsbury Family Law.

Registration will be (at the slightly more relaxed time this year) from 9.30am with lunch at 1.30pm and tea and conference close at 4.45pm.

The conference will be followed by a drinks reception and black tie dinner from 7pm.

Reserve your place by emailing JCudworth@westgate-chambers.co.uk (booking form below).

Price for conference £120 (£75 if 5 years call or under); Dinner £60; 5 CPD points

 

SPEAKERS (The full detailed programme with timings can now be downloaded below)

THE HONOURABLE MR JUSTICE COBB – KEYNOTE ADDRESS

SIR JAMES MUNBY, PRESIDENT OF THE FAMILY DIVISION 

JOYCE PLOTNIKOFF (LEXICON LTD, CO-FOUNDERS OF THE ADVOCATES’ GATEWAY) & CHARLES GEEKIE QC (JOINT HEAD OF CHAMBERS, 1 GARDEN COURT) – “COMMUNICATING WITH CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS”

CYRUS LARIZADEH QC (4 PAPER BUILDINGS) – “WELLBEING AND BEING HIT BY A BUS ON THE WAY TO COURT”

ANDREW PACK (LAWYER, BRIGHTON &HOVE CITY COUNCIL, AKA BLOGGER SUESSPICIOUSMINDS) – “GROUNDS, BODY, BED – SECURE ACCOMMODATION”

DJ CHRISTOPHER SIMMONDS (WESTERN CIRCUIT) – “SCHEDULE 1 APPLICATIONS. AN A  TO Z GUIDE”

GEMMA TAYLOR (BARRISTER, 42 BEDFORD ROW) AND NADINE TILBURY (POLICY OFFICER, WTPN) – “GOOD ENOUGH PARENTING? GOOD ENOUGH LAWYERING? TIPS AND TRAPS FOR THOSE REPRESENTING PARENTS WITH A LEARNING DISABILITY”

MARTIN DOWNS (BARRISTER, 1 COR) AND GERALD WILSON (BARRISTER, TANFIELD CHAMBERS) – “QUEER FAMILIES. UPDATED GUIDE. ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW TO AVOID BEING NEGLIGENT”

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