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Family Law Conference

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Legal Services Agency Ltd

134 Renfrew Street

3rd Floor, Fleming House

Glasgow

G3 6ST

United Kingdom

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CPD 6 hours

Registration and Coffee 9.30am

PEAT Outcome - relevant legal knowledge

OBJECTIVES

The conference will cover the following areas:

  • Financial provision on divorce
  • Cohabitation claims
  • Residence and contact disputes
  • Education law
  • Cross-border issues in family law
  • Surrogacy law and parental orders

PARTICIPANTS

This conference is aimed at solicitors, trainee solicitors and other legal professionals dealing with family law.

SPEAKERS

Karen Gailey, Partner at Family Law Matters Scotland. A graduate of Glasgow University, Karen qualified as a solicitor in 1992 and has practiced exclusively in the areas of family and child law since 2005. She is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in both Family Law and Child Law and is a family law arbitrator. Karen is also trained in collaborative practice and has been instructed by the Scottish Government in a number of international child abduction cases including an appeal in 2015 to the UK Supreme Court in the case AR v RN. Karen also has experience in obtaining Parental Orders following successful surrogacy treatment. Karen also tutors and lectures on the family law Diploma course at the University of Glasgow.

Amanda Masson, Head of Family Law Team, Harper Macleod. Amanda is highly experienced in all family law matters. She has attained three accreditations from the Law Society of Scotland namely Family Law, child Law and family Law mediation. She is a member of CALM and the Family Law Association. Amanda has experience of representing the interests of children in family law cases, being regularly instructed by Glasgow Sheriff Court to prepare child welfare report cases where the welfare of the child is in issue. She is a trained ChildLine Volunteer Counsellor and has recently obtained the COSCA certificate in counselling skills. Amanda is also a tutor on the Diploma at Strathclyde University and has spoken at several conferences . Amanda often contributes articles in the Journal of the Law Society of Scotland, Green`s Family Law magazine, and the Family Law Association magazine.

Kirsty Malcolm, Advocate. Kirsty Malcolm called to the Bar in 2007 and has an established practice in the field of family law. Her caseload predominantly involves acting in high value or complex claims for financial provision on divorce, and claims for financial provision on the breakdown of cohabitation. In addition, her work includes cases involving disputes over children, whether international child abduction or more complex residence/contact/relocation disputes. She appears regularly in the Court of Session and Sheriff Court, at first instance and on appeal. She has taken two cases to the Supreme Court, one in relation to cohabitation the other pensions on divorce. She has been described as a leading expert in cohabitation claims by the Legal 500, and is ranked in band 1 in Chambers & Partners in the category of Family/Matrimonial advocates. She is accredited as an arbitrator by the Family Law Arbitration Group Scotland (FLAGS), and is interested in developing this form of alternative dispute resolution in family law. She is currently the Treasurer of the Advocates Family Law Association and is a member of the Faculty of Advocates, Family Law Reform Committee.

Caroline Gillespie, Head of Family Law Team, BLM. She is doubly accredited by the Law Society of Scotland in Family Law and Child Law. With over twenty years' experience, Caroline is an experienced litigator who has concentrated exclusively on family law since 2002. Caroline's case load comprises of a mixture of child law and financial provision on divorce. She was the instructing solicitor in the reported case of Price v Baxter which made a determination regarding the interaction between spousal separation agreements and testamentary provision. Caroline has a growing number of cases in the developing issues of international child relocation and cohabitation claims. Caroline is trained in Collaborative Law and was a Family Law Tutor on the Glasgow Bar Association's Professional Competence Course. She has written articles recently on relocation and geographical splits in addressing issues cross border.

Iain Nisbet, Iain is an independent education law consultant, with particular expertise and interest in additional support needs law and equality law in education and the implications of GIRFEC for schools. He is the principal author of “A-Z of Scots Education Law - A guide for parents”, published by Consumer Focus Scotland. He is the Convener of the School Closure Review Panels, and a member of the attendance council in his local area. Iain works as a consultant solicitor with Cairn Legal, representing parents, pupils and voluntary organisations in all aspects of education law.

John Macpherson, Advocate. John returned to practice at the Bar in August 2016 after a spell working as a family law and litigation partner in a busy Highland practice. Since calling in 2005, John has received a wide variety of repeat instructions with particular emphasis on family and child law. As well as all aspects of separation and financial provision on divorce, he advises on and appears in cases dealing with adoption, permanency, residence/contact and international child abduction. He has a particular interest in the rights of former cohabitants and has regularly given presentations to solicitors on the subject.

PROGRAMME

Chair: Iain Nisbet

9.30-10.00 Registration and coffee

10.00-11.00 Cross-border issues in Family Law - Caroline Gillespie

11:00-11:15 Tea/Coffee

11.15-12:00 Residence and Contact Disputes – case law update and comment on consultation paper - Amanda Masson

12.00-13.00 Financial Provision on Divorce - Kirsty Malcolm

13.00-14.00 Lunch (provided)

14.00-15.00 Surrogacy Law and Parental Orders - Karen Gailey

15.00-15.15 Tea/Coffee

15.15-16.00 Education Law for the Family Lawyer - Iain Nisbet

16.00-17.00 Cohabitation Claims - John Macpherson

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134 Renfrew Street

3rd Floor, Fleming House

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