Seminars and Events
Thames Valley Law SocietyMichael Sternberg QC MCI Arb, Stephen Lyons MCI Arb, Chris Hames and Kate Van Roll gave lectures on a range of financial remedy topics including Freezing Orders; an FR up-date; non-matrimonial property and Prest v Petrodel to a very well-attended meeting of The Thames Valley Law Society in Reading.
Public Law SeminarThe Public Law Children's team hosted a seminar at The Crowne Plaza - The City
Oxfordshire Financial Remedies SeminarThe money practitioners at 4PB hosted a seminar at the Oxford Thames Four Pillar Hotel.
Financial Remedy Half Day ConferenceReally Important areas in Financial Remedies where you just have to be up to speed: A presentation from 4PB
1996 Hague Convention SeminarThe half day seminar looked at the 1996 Hague Convention on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures from Protecting Children, which was expected to be implemented on 1st August 2012.The 1996 Convention covers a wide variety of matters although practitioners will note a considerable similarity between aspects of the 1996 Convention and BIIR. The Convention makes provision for: Ascertaining which country has jurisdiction based on habitual residence - Determining which country's laws are to be applied- Recognition and Enforcement of orders between states- A framework for the exchange of information and collaboration between administrative authorities. The Convention will be of particular impact in cross-border custody and contact cases, in child abduction cases and in cross-border placements of children.
Alternative Families Seminar – "The Kids Are All Right"This seminar addressed the Legal and Psychological issues and persectives that arise from Alternative Family cases. Recent cases A v B and C  EWCA Civ 285 and T v T (Joint Residence)  EWCA Civ 1366  1 FCR 267, were discussed by leading Barristers Sam King and Charles Hale and a Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Claire Sturge, who is a recognised expert in the field.
The seminar took place on 24th May at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, London the City (Blackfriars)