The Liver Building

Developments in Domestic Abuse


Speaker: Safda Mahmood

Date: Tuesday 15th September, 2020

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Areas of Law: Family

Competencies: B & C

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

Course Code: S4385


There has been a vast amount of change to the law surrounding domestic abuse over the course of the last few years. This course will provide a good round up of the different law and major changes, so as to provide a comprehensive update on domestic violence legislation and case law.

The topics covered will include amongst others, the following:

  • Domestic Abuse – What protection is available?
  • Family Law Act 1996 – Nuts and bolts
  • Drafting Orders and Without Notice Orders – What has changed?
  • Enforcement – What has changed?
  • Changes brought about through the Domestic Violence, Crimes and Victims Act 2004
  • Law and practice surrounding Forced Marriage Cases
  • Changes to Protection from Harassment Cases
  • Domestic Abuse Bill 2019 – Changes and Update

WHO WILL BENEFIT From attending?

  • Barristers
  • Solicitors
  • Chartered Legal Executives
  • Local Authority Representatives
  • Trainees
  • Support Staff


  • To become more familiar with the law, practice and procedure in personal protection cases
  • To keep abreast of case law and statutory developments
  • To be able to anticipate potential problems in handling domestic abuse cases
  • This course will assist you in becoming more confident and efficient in this area.

Course Level – Intermediate

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.


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Non-member £290
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