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About the day:
About the day:
Anne Hall Dick will lead discussions on legal issues which arise in mediation. There will be the opportunity to view the new legal DVD that was recently produced by Relationships Scotland. These 4 short films provide an update on the legal context of separation and divorce, particularly the implications of the 2006 Family Law Act and the Civil Partnership Act (2004). The films also convey an impression of the actual experiences of families using the legal and court processes, based on research, and the perceptions of a sheriff and family lawyers.
Sarah Vigers will present the findings from her research into mediating international child abduction cases ('Mediating International Child Abduction Cases - The Hague Convention' Hart 2011), with a particular focus on the relevance of this to family mediators working in Scotland, and will lead a discussion on the implications of her research.
By the end of the day, participants will have:
- Updated their knowledge and understanding of the legal context of separation and divorce
- Increased their awareness of the reality of the legal and court processes for families
- Learned about legal issues that can arise in mediation and how to support parents appropriately with these
- Developed an understanding of the issues involved in cases of child abduction by a parent and how this impacts on our roles as family mediators
Anne Hall Dick is a very experienced family lawyer and the author of ‘Breaking Up, Without Falling Apart - the Essential Guide to Separation and Divorce in Scotland’, the core legal text on our Certificate in Family Mediation (Accredited) course. Anne is also a family mediator and was the first convenor of CALM (the association of lawyer mediators in Scotland). She was one of the founder members of the Scottish Collaborative Family Law Group. Anne is well known for her writing and training with a number of organisations.
Sarah Vigers has been a family mediator with our service in Aberdeen since 2008. She completed a Masters research degree at Aberdeen Law School in 2009 on the subject of mediating child abduction cases. The research from this Masters formed the basis for her book, published in 2011, entitled 'Mediating International Child Abduction Cases - The Hague Convention' (Hart 2011). Prior to moving to Aberdeen Sarah worked as a Legal Officer at the Hague Conference on Private International Law.
CPD points available: 5
There are five steps at the front and ten at the rear of York Place. The training room is on the first floor. We have a small lift which runs from the ground floor to the third floor and that cannot be used in the event of fire. If you experience any difficulty with mobility, or if there is anything else that could inhibit your participation in this training, it is important that you let us know, to ensure your safety at the event. We have a hearing induction loop available. Please let us know if you would like to make use of this facility.
Cancellation 10 days or more before the date of the event: 100% refund
Cancellation between 10 days and 3 days before the date of the event: 50% refund
Cancellation 3 days or less before the date of the event: no refund, but services can send a replacement.
If a course or event is cancelled by Relationships Scotland (because of insufficient numbers or unforeseen circumstances) then all fees will be fully refunded. Unfortunately we are unable to reimburse out of pocket expenses, such as travel and accommodation.
Please make your booking no later than 5 September 2012.
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