Webinars by Practice Area
Children and injunctions advocacy
Recorded on: 01/12/2021
Are you doing or expected to do more of your own advocacy in both children cases and injunction matters? This webinar will assist family practitioners who act for parents, children, extended family members and local authorities to develop their skills and confidence when carrying out advocacy, by providing them with the methods and step-by-step preparation for such situations.
This part of the webinar will cover the essentials:
- Steps to take in preparation
- Using the law in family advocacy to boost your confidence
- Making submissions – the art of persuasion and structure
- Use of skeleton arguments
- Without Notice Injunction applications – What do you need to do?
- Return dates
- Emergency Protection Order hearings
There is more pressure on lawyers to do their own advocacy in family courts, particularly those that involve ‘live’ evidence. It may feel daunting at first, but there are tips that practitioners can learn and adopt to make it easier. This part of the webinar will involve hearing some role play of live evidence based on a factual scenario and will cover the following matters:
- Live hearings and calling evidence
- Effective examination-in-chief
- Cross examination
- Contested Interim Care hearings – do I really need to contest?
- Case Management hearings – being ‘on the ball’ with the issued to be covered
- Issues resolution and final hearings
- Remote hearings and guidance