The Liver Building

Public Child Law Update 2020


Speaker: Safda Mahmood

Date: Friday 9th October, 2020

Time: 13:30 - 16:15

Areas of Law: Family

Competencies: B


Course Code: S4386


 The course will equip you with a rounded up update on key issues surrounding public children law, with a particular focus on changes throughout 2020. It is set at a level to benefit those who are practising in this field, and want to get an update on issues in this field.

It will be of benefit to those acting for parents, children, extended family, and local authorities.

The areas to be covered are:

  • Removal
  • Contact and Children
  • Assessments and Timescales
  • Public law Outline and Timetable
  • Leave Applications and Secure Accommodation
  • Placement Applications and Adoption
  • Special Guardianship
  • Threshold Criteria
  • Key Case Law Update
  • Updates on Statutes and Practice Directions

WHO WILL BENEFIT From attending?

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


  • Assistance in putting the theory of public children law into practice
  • Understand key legislative and case law developments
  • Understand key procedural steps and to be ahead of the game
  • To become more confident in using case law and legislation
  • Avoid common Errors
  • Improve Confidence and Efficiency

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

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 £105
Non-member £150
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