Event Details

Family Law Update including all new issues

Tuesday 17 October 2017 14:00 - 17:15

Family Law Update including all new issues

Tuesday 17 October 2017 2.00 - 5.15 pm

Carlton Hotel, East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth, Dorset  BH1 3DN

Registration:                 1.45 pm
Parking:                      Please note the entrance to the car park is in Grove Road.   There is no charge for 
                                    BDLS delegates to park at the hotel – they will just need to let Reception have
car registration number when they arrive.   The car park has recently
extended so there is now a lot more parking available.   Alternatively there is
                                    metered street parking on the roads around the hotel.

To include:

  • Family Law Update
  • PD12J and vulnerable witnesses – where are we and what are the reforms
  • Settlement conferences – what are they?
  • Questions on Practice and Procedure – an opportunity for an open and frank discussion on practitioners problems and a chance to obtain any guidance, tips or traps

This lecture will be presented by DJ Christopher Simmonds, - a District Judge appointed in 2010. He sat initially in the Principal Registry of the Family Division until his transfer to the Western Circuit in November 2015. He is also a nominated District Judge of the Court of Protection, a Commissioner of the Judicial Appointments Commission and one of the Course Directors and the Judicial College (Family).  He is lead at the judicial college.  Before being appointed he was a Solicitor and Partner in the firm of Davis Simmonds & Donaghey specialising in Public Law Proceedings and a member of the Children Panel.  He has written numerous articles on family law to include section 38(6) Applications and Secure Accommodation Orders.

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