Conducting Advocacy in Children and Personal Protection Family Cases

Recorded on: 17/07/2020

Are you doing or expected to do your own advocacy in children cases and injunction matters?

No matter how experienced you are, every family lawyer at some stage in their career will benefit from guidance on improving their advocacy skills. This webinar will clarify the steps to take in such situations and provide methods to build up your confidence. This webinar will be of assistance to those lawyers acting for parents, children, extended family members and local authorities.


  • Addressing parties in advocacy
  • Conducting hearings
  • Immediate analysis of the case
  • Preparation of notes
  • Notes in court
  • Effective preparation
  • How to use law in family advocacy
  • Making submissions


  • Without notice injunction applications
  • Return dates
  • Emergency protection order hearings
  • Private children law hearings
  • Contested interim care hearings – do I really need to contest?
  • Case management hearings in care cases – what do I need to know?
  • Issues resolution and final hearings in care cases


There is increasing 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 you can learn and adopt, which will make it easier. This part of the webinar will involve seeing and hearing some ‘role play’ based on a factual scenario.

This part of the webinar will involve considering, in particular,

  • Live hearings and calling evidence
  • Examination-in-chief
  • Cross examination – do not get cross!
  • You can do it – believe in yourself!
  • Re examination
  • Closing speeches
  • Relevant case law and judicial guidance on remote hearings

Watch a two minute preview of the webinar


Non members:  £159.00

Members:  £115.00

Sole practitioner:  £80.00

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