Family Law Seminars and Events


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 [2012] EWCA Civ 285 and T v T (Joint Residence) [2010] EWCA Civ 1366 [2011] 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)

Should I Stay or Should I go now?

'Should I stay or Should I go now?' is the title of the 4 Paper Buildings Private Law seminar which was held on 24th November.  The varied panel of speakers addressed the current issues relating to Relocation.

We were delighted that Lord Justice Thorpe was able to join us at the event and address the audience as well as take questions.

Baroness Scotland QC chaired the seminar, and talks were given by Lord Justice Thorpe,  Joy Brereton, and a Relocation, Relocation, Relocation role play with 4PBs very own Kirste (Catherine Wood QC) and Phil (Alex Verdan QC).

Love (and divorce) in the Time of Cholera – Financial Relief in a time of depression

4 Paper Buildings Annual Ancillary Relief Seminar took place on 7th June 2011.  The seminar addresses the difficult issues surrounding variation claims in the current economic climate.  The seminar was chaired by Jonathan Cohen QC.  Michael Sternberg QC and Charles Hale, and Jason Lane a leading forensic accountant spoke.

Court of Protection Seminar

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 governs the making of decisions in relation to vulnerable adults who lack the capacity to decide for themselves, bringing together under the umbrella of a new Court of Protection the types of applications which used to be heard either under the Act’s predecessor (for financial decisions) or under the inherent jurisdiction of the High Court (for welfare decisions).

1996 Hague Convention Seminar- Postponed

The 4 Paper Buildings Seminar on the 1996 Hague Convention has been re-scheduled from 25th March 2011 to a date to be fixed in June/July 2011. Notification of the re-arranged date will be circulated in the near future.

Lecture to Farrer & Co Solicitors

In January 2011 Michael Sternberg QC and Alex Verdan QC each gave a lecture to Farrer & Co Solicitors.