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Children and Families Act 2014: A Guide for Private Children Lawyers

An audio lecture on the private law children provisions introduced by the Children and Families Act 2014 (Running time approx 35 minutes with comprehensive accompanying notes: CPD 1 hour)

This talk is presented by Piers Pressdee QC of 29 Bedford Row Chambers

The presentation covers:

• The repeal provisions and their effect

• Mediation Information Assessment Meetings

o Their purpose
o The exclusions

• Control of expert evidence

o The need for permission
o The test for permission

• Parental involvement

o The amendments to Children Act 1989 s1
o Implications of the changes
o Will the court's approach alter?
o The effect of new section 1(2B) of the Children Act
o To whom will the presumption of parental involvement apply?

• Child arrangement orders

o What is a child arrangements order?
o Consequential amendments
o Activity directions and activity conditions
o Parental responsibility and section 12 of the Children Act

• What are the policy aims and will they succeed?

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Running time: 35 mins approx