Represent youself – Children Cases
Dealing with children proceedings, as with most things in life, is so much easier when you understand how it all works. By understanding the whole process and learning what is required, you can eliminate the stress of what may seem like a never-ending series of hearings all requiring different paperwork and approaches.
This course is designed for those who are contemplating making an application in children proceedings, are already in proceedings, or are enrolled on one of the Simon Walland McKenzie friend training courses. The course facilitates the development of a complete practical skillset and embeds a comprehensive knowledge of Family Court processes and legal frameworks in children cases.
The course is run face-to-face by legal expert, Simon Walland. Simon has over twenty years’ experience of dealing with children cases and qualified as a Barrister in 2010.
The following topics will be covered on the Children Hearings Masterclass. In addition, the course will discuss what happens if allegations of domestic abuse are made.
- Overview of the court process
- Consent Orders
- Making an offer
- Types of application
- Parental Responsibility
- Form C100
- If your case is side-tracked
- Understanding return dates
- Preparing a Scott Schedule
- Fact-Finding Hearing Outcomes
- Safeguarding Interview
- How your case could be side-tracked
- Writing/updating a position statement
- Options for representation
- Attending the FHDRA – First Hearing
- Various types of reporting
- Attending subsequent directions hearings
- Cross Examination
- DVIP and how to approach it
- Enforcing a children order
By the course’s conclusion, participants will have gained the essential knowledge and practical skills necessary to confidently prepare for a Children Hearing at the Family Court.
I am Simon Walland and I am offering these services to show and explain how you can represent yourself in the family courts with confidence. Understand the procedure and what is expected of you to get the solution you are seeking I have been a McKenzie Friend since 2003 and have been in thousands of hearings at all levels of court. I have a Law Degree and was Called to the Bar as a Barrister in 2010. My experience includes teaching Law Students, McKenzie Friends and anybody representing themselves in the Courts since 2012. I have also provided specialist training courses to Domestic Abuse charities, Universities and various Support Groups and have been able to help several thousand people in that time.