Do you have a question for a senior Family Law judge? HHJ Stephen Wildblood QC to offer further free family law session

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Date: 20 January 2016
Venue: 2B025, Frenchay Campus
Time: 18:00 - 20:00


Following the success of the first free family law session at the Bristol Civil and Family Justice Centre in October of last year, a second free Bristol family law session is planned to take place on Wednesday 20 January 2016 from 18:00-20:00 at the University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus, Bristol.

The event is aimed at anyone interested in finding out more about the Family Court, all professionals working in the field of family law, journalists and students.

Join HHJ Stephen Wildblood QC, designated family judge for the Bristol area, and a panel of experts to hear about the work of the Family Court and what to do if you are faced with a personal or family disagreement.

Following feedback from the first event, new topics and speakers have been added and the question and answer session will be extended to promote further debate.

The topics covered will include:

  • How to access help and support if faced with a personal or family disagreement
  • The role and work of the Social Worker
  • The role and work of the Guardian
  • How decisions are made about children

You will have an opportunity to ask questions about the practice of the Family Court. The panel of experts will include:

  • HHJ Stephen Wildblood QC
  • Sarah Stott, Cafcass
  • Patrick Moreno, Senior Lecturer at UWE, specialising in children's social work
  • Louise Tickle, Journalist
  • Judi Evans, Barrister, St John's Chambers
  • Lucy Reed, St John's Chambers
  • Sarah Phillimore, St John's Chambers
  • Zahid Hussain, Barrister, St John's Chambers
  • Emma Whewell, Senior Lecturer in Law, UWE

Register now

To apply for a place, please click on the following link: http://uwe.formstack.com/forms/family_law_session

For information about how to find Lecture Theatre 2B025, bus stops and the car parks on the UWE Frenchay Campus, please see the Frenchay Campus map.

Please note that parking is free on the Frenchay Campus after 17:00. We recommend you park in Car Parks 1&2 for easy access to the event.

If you have any access or special requirements, please contact emma.whewell@uwe.ac.uk in advance of the event.

Registration and refreshments will be available from 18:00. The event will start at 18:30 and finish at 20:00.

For more information visit www.familycourtinfo.org.uk – the site is aimed at people who are involved in or may be involved in a case in the Family Court in this area (Bristol, Weston, Gloucester and Bath). It sets out the range of help that is available locally, and provides basic information about how the Family Court works.

Cost: Free
Contact: Emma Whewell
Telephone: +44 (0)117 328 3897
E-mail: emma.whewell@uwe.ac.uk

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