With family law reform in the air, our conference will consider the current state of the law, the practical challenges being faced by practitioners, those matters which have changed recently and those that may be the subject of change.
Cohabitation, domestic abuse, contractual issues, the definition of a child and financial provision will all be carefully considered.
Kate Dowdalls QC, the Commissioner tasked with leading the family law reform project at the Scottish Law Commission, will chair the event and will also provide delegates with a keynote presentation on the content of phase 1 of the project.
Reasons to join us
Learn about the key aspects of the family law reform project
Understand what solicitors need to know about domestic abuse
Develop your knowledge of contractual issues in family law
Hear from a panel of expert speakers
Network with your peers at Scotland’s premier legal CPD event
What's being covered
Scottish Law Commission - family law reform Kate Dowdalls QC, Scottish Law Commission
Understanding domestic abuse and the applicable law in family proceedings Helen Hughes, McAuley, McCarthy & Co
Cohabitation and unjustified enrichment Professor Hector MacQueen, The University of Edinburgh
Contractual issues in family law Alison Edmondson, SKO Family Law Specialists
What is a child? Lisa Girdwood, Brodies
Financial provision upon separation of adult relationships Dr Alan Brown, University of Glasgow