We will keep you informed about training events which may be hosted by the FJB or other organisations, and will make educational material available on this page.

LLFJB Annual Conference – programme announced

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The programme has now been announced for this year’s LLFJB annual conference: “The Modern Family: Challenges, Choices & Opportunities” – 10th October 2014.


The keynote speaker is Mr Justice Hayden and there are a number of other plenary speakers and workshops looking at a range of topics including; LGBT families and parenting, IVF and surrogacy, and an international child abduction essential guide. It promises to be an excellent event.  The event poster can be found here.


The programme for the day is here.


Further information and event joining instructions can be found here.  The ticket price is £85 for lawyers and £35 for non-lawyers: an “early bird” discount of 10% is available for payments received before 26th September 2014, so don’t delay!  Places are limited and the event is always heavily subscribed.


Please complete the booking form attached here and either email it to or sending it in by post.  Payment is by cheque – see booking form for details.


Please also take a couple of minutes to complete the feedback form – we need your input so we can make next year even better!


For any queries contact Emma Holyoak or Justine Blackwell on 0116 2225706.



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Children, health & the law conference

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The Association of Lawyers for Children, in association with Hanson Renouf, is hosting a conference entitled “Children, health and the law” on 3rd October 2014 in Jersey.


The programme features a number of eminent speakers and the topics should be of significant interest to anybody practising in children law:


Transition planning for children in care with continuing health needs

Safeguarding in an acute setting

The importance of GPs working with social services

Recognising early signs of abuse and early intervention

Should doctors know more about the law and lawyers more about medicine when considering non-accidental injury?

Legal aspects to consent to medical treatment and safeguarding

Consent to medical treatment by minors

The impact of maltreatment and parental conflict on children’s mental health

The impact of MASH on joined up thinking for children with mental health needs


The keynote speaker is Mr Justice Hayden and the conference is chaired by Frances Judd QC.  The poster and programme can be found below.  Attendance is encouraged, not least as it would require a brief sojourn to beautiful Jersey!


Children, health and the law


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Financial Relief CPD Seminar

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No5 Chambers are hosting a CPD seminar entitled “Money Talks” for solicitors specialising in financial relief cases.


The seminar will be held at 9:00am on Wednesday 17th September 2014 at the Council House in Birmingham.  Book early to receive a discount and avoid disappointment, as numbers will be limited.


Further details can be found here.

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Voice of the Child Conference 2014

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The Voice of the Child Conference 2014 will be hosted by the Family Justice Young People’s Board on 24th July 2014.


The agenda this year includes a welcome address from Rt Hon Simon Hughes MP, Minister of State for Justice and Civil Liberties and a closing address from Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division, as well as a number of workshops, panel discussions and real stories shared by children and young people who have experienced the family courts.


FJYPB Voice of the Child Conference 2014 Invitation Flyer

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LLFJB Annual Conference

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Our annual conference will be held this year on Friday 10th October at the University of Leicester Stamford Court Conference Centre.


The title is “Modern Families – Challenges, Choices and Opportunities” and the keynote speaker this year will be Mr Justice Hayden.


Further details and booking forms will be available closer to the time, but mark your diaries!  The conference is always very well attended and places will be limited.

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