The Manchester Centre for Law in Society and the Sylvia Pankhurst Gender Research Centre are proud to present Manchester Metropolitan University's 2nd Annual Family Law Conference, on 9 March 2018, 10am-4pm. The conference brings together a mixed audience of academics, practitioners and students to discuss current issues in family law in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere.
We are delighted to welcome some exciting high profile external speakers as well as taking the opportunity to showcase some of the excellent family law research taking place at Manchester Law School:
• We are thrilled to have Lady Hale, President of the Supreme Court, as our keynote speaker, with her 'View from the Supreme Court Bench'. • Dr Frances Burton from Aston University will be delivering a very timely paper about the future of the Family Court entitled “Modernisation of Family Justice: Does the Right Hand Know What the Right Hand is Doing?” She has been writing and presenting on this topic for some time now and we are sure her paper will provide a fascinating basis for discussion among academics and practitioners. View Abstract
• Nigel Shepherd, chair of Resolution and Head of Family Law at Mills & Reeve Solicitors, will be presenting about his experience of the changing social and political context around no fault divorce. • Lucy Crompton from MMU will present a paper entitled “Reports of compensation’s death have been greatly exaggerated” seeking to revive 'compensation' for career sacrifice and get it back on the judicial agenda. She will be hoping to muster some enthusiasm for this from, especially, the practitioners in the audience.