The Liver Building

3 Day Children Panel Accreditation Course


Speaker: Safda Mahmood

Date: Tuesday 2nd June, 2020

Time: 09:30 - 16:30

Areas of Law: Family

Competencies: B & C

Liverpool Law Society,
2nd Floor Helix,
Edmund Street,
L3 9NY

Course Code: S4359


Day 1 – 2nd June, Day 2 – 4th June & Day 3 – 12th June 2020

Safda Mahmood, Solicitor and Professional Legal Trainer, is accredited to run this 3 day course, which is fully approved by the Law Society. It is an intermediate specialist course for delegates who seek to represent a party in Public Law Children Act proceedings.

Liverpool Law Society are proud to host this course run by Safda Mahmood. This course will be of benefit to those who seek to apply for membership of the Law Society’s Children Law Accredited Scheme.

You will have 6 months to submit your application after attending the course.

The 3-day course is designed to enhance your legal knowledge, as well as to ensure that you are familiar with the requirements for membership. It will provide you with tips for good practice, as well undertaking case studies in groups, so as to apply your knowledge to various scenarios.

  • Private Children law and Procedure
  • Local authority procedures and duties
  • Contact and assessments
  • Threshold and use of experts
  • Human rights issues
  • Taking instructions from children and separate representation
  • Care planning and Public Law Outline
  • Evidence, procedure, advocacy and preparation
  • Adoption, Placement Orders and Attachment
  • Secure Accommodation
  • Complaints procedures and Criminal Injuries Compensation

WHO WILL BENEFIT From attending?

  • Solicitors
  • Chartered Legal Executives
  • Local Authority Representatives


  • Assistance in putting the theory of private and public children law into practice
  • Understand key legislative and case law developments
  • Understand key procedural steps
  • To become more confident in using case law and legislation
  • Improve Confidence and Efficiency in running cases and advocacy
  • Understand placement and parallel planning procedures

This event is excluded from the Training season ticket / Corporate offer

Speaker Biographies

Safda Mahmood, is a Senior Solicitor, with extensive experience in both practicing and teaching family law to practitioners, academics and trainees. Safda is on the Law Society Children Law Accredited Scheme. He has written in various legal publications and has been practicing in children law for over 22 years.


Member £699
Non-member £799
Note: 20% VAT added at checkout