Westgate Chambers is delighted to announce that Tea Time Training is back and our training agenda for winter and spring are as follows:-
Wednesday 10th February 2021 at 6pm via zoom
Identifying and understanding patterns of coercive and controlling behaviour – “That which might, in isolation, appear innocuous or insignificant may in the context of a wider evidential picture be more accurately understood”.
Ayisha Robertson and Jodie Cudworth discuss the recent decision of Mr Justice Hayden in F v M  EWFC 4 in which the High Court analyses controlling and coercive behaviour. They consider the available definitions & guidance and the implications of this Judgment on how evidence is particularised for the purpose of fact-finding hearings – Does this mark the end of Scott schedules?
Wednesday 24th March 2021 at 6pm via zoom
The (long awaited) Domestic Abuse Act 2021 – implications for practitioners and professionals in the Family Courts.
John Hatton and Chris Stringer discuss the wide ranging impact of the new Act on both public and private law proceedings in the Family Courts, including the new statutory definition of domestic abuse, new DAPN injunctions and the court’s powers to impose requirements under a DAPO, cross examination and public funding, special measures and the statutory duties of local authorities.
Wednesday 12th May 2021 at 6pm via zoom
IROs. Who put the independent in Independent Reviewing Officer, and how independent are they?
Maria Hancock discussing the independence of IROs.
Should you wish to join us for any of these sessions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to see you there!