Members of the Family group at St Ives prepare for the Child Care Conference 2018

Preparations for St Ives annual Child Care Conference are underway. In addition to keynote speaker The Honourable Mr Justice Keehan, and specialist speakers Dr Anand Saggar and Professor Sue White, members of the family group are making final preparations to the conference agenda.

Timothy Bowe will lead the Family Case Law Update which is one of the most popular items at the conference with the focus on keeping delegates abreast of recent decisions in cases.

Kirstie Danton will focus on Fact-Finding Hearings and Parallel Criminal Proceedings which is a very topical issue at the moment.

Finally, Tracy Lakin will speak on the impact of Re P-S (Children) [2018] EWCA Civ 1407, including the general guidelines provided by the Court of Appeal on the approach to be taken to consideration of Special Guardians and the making of SGOs within care proceedings.

The closing date for bookings is on Thursday 4th October for the conference on Friday 12th October at the Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham. To book a place on this popular annual conference, please email Rebecca Youster on