It's the Law - Family
 Thursday, 8 June 2017  
Thursday, 8 June 2017
09:00 - 09:30Registration, exhibition and refreshments
09:30 - 09:45Welcome and introduction
Helen Hughes, Partner, McAuley McCarthy & Co
09:45 - 10:20The second marriage: pre nups, succession and planning for the future
Alison Edmondson, Director, SKO Family Law Specialists
  • Mechanisms for protecting wealth from a first marriage in case of a second divorce
  • Balancing the competing claims of children and spouses in cases of death after a second marriage
  • Combining divorce planning with succession and tax planning
  • Risk management for the family lawyer – other areas of advice to bear in mind
10:20 - 10:30Questions and discussion
10:30 - 11:05Jurisdiction and cross border cases
Jennifer Maciver, Legal Director and Head of Family Law, Gillespie Macandrew
  • Understanding of when the Scottish Courts do, and do not, have jurisdiction
  • An outline of what action takes precedence in the event of two competing court actions in different countries
  • Practical considerations arising from cross jurisdictional cases
11:05 - 11:15Questions and discussion
11:15 - 11:35Refreshments, exhibition and networking
11:35 - 12:10What family lawyers need to know about pensions: legally, procedurally, and strategically
David Bremner, Director, Intelligent Capital Chartered Financial Planners
Denise Laverty, Associate, BTO Solicitors LLP
  • The Evolution of pensions
  • Pension Freedoms post April 2015
  • The CETV; what to ask for, what to look for, when to question
  • Pension sharing clauses in the Minute of Agreement to protect you and your client
12:10 - 12:20Questions and discussion
12:20 - 12:55Child relocation in practice - case studies
Alan Inglis, Advocate
  • Restrictions of movement of children;
  • Factors influencing permission;
  • Case studies
  • Brexit
12:55 - 13:05Questions and discussion
13:05 - 14:05Lunch refreshments, exhibition and networking
14:05 - 14:40A practical guide to domestic abuse cases and child contact issues
Gillian Baker, Solicitor, Domestic Abuse Transitions Advice Project, and, Consultant, Baker Gostelow Family Law
Nel Whiting, Learning and Development Worker, Scottish Women's Aid
  • How to recognise, listen, raise and handle
  • Considering effective civil remedies
14:40 - 14:50Questions and discussion
14:50 - 15:25The do’s and don’ts of Minutes of Agreement
Sally Nash, Senior Associate, Gilson Gray LLP
  • Aspects to consider when drafting Minutes of Agreement, including enforceability
  • How best to protect your client’s interests
15:25 - 15:35Questions and discussion
15:35 - 15:55Refreshments, exhibition and networking
15:55 - 16:30Public Child Law Session: Permanence Orders and comment on EV (A Child)(No.2)(Scotland)
Kate Dowdalls, QC, Arnot Manderson
  • Recognising and understanding the complexities of the law in relation to applications for Permanence Orders and Permanence Orders with Authority to Adopt
  • Identifying and applying the tests
  • Understanding the evidence required to meet the tests
  • Knowing what is required of local authorities
16:30 - 16:40Questions and discussion
16:40 - 16:45Closing remarks