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Children's Participation in Family Proceedings

Whether, when and how a child should participate or give evidence in family proceedings are topics with which all family lawyers must be familiar. This podcast analyses important case law from the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court and the speaker distils the principles and the available guidance to provide an invaluable resource for practitioners. (Suggested CPD: provided at least 8 of the 10 accompanying questions are answered correctly: 2 HOURS)

Lyndsey Sambrooks-Wright, barrister, Garden Court Chambers

This talk covers:

• Children meeting the judge: when is this wise?
• The 7 Principles arising from Re KP (A Child) [2014] EWCA 554 
• "Guidelines for Judges Meeting Children who are Subject to Family Proceedings" [2010] 2 FLR 1872
• Attendance at court
• Children giving evidence
• Lessons to be learned from Re M-Y (Children) [2018] EWCA Civ 1306
• Including children in out of court dispute resolution

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