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We are delighted to announce that our 2019 Coram Conference is sold out. Thank you to all of our delegates who have booked places, we look forward to welcoming you on 26 September at Ironmongers’ Hall.

Our annual family law Conference focuses on a set of hot topics in family law, including current issues in public child, finance and private client, alternative families, and COP. Sessions are led by our team of knowledgeable family law barristers and are often paired with guest speakers or panellist discussions.

This year’s topic is 2020 vision and the keynote address will be delivered by Mr. Justice Keehan.

Final programming details and registration information will be sent to our delegates early September.

Coram Conference 2019 Programme

9:30 – 9:50

Opening address by Mr. Justice Keehan

9:50 – 10:40

Banqueting Hall: 2020 Vision: The way ahead for care proceedings. Speaker: Mark Twomey QC

Luncheon Room: Family Finance update. Speaker: Sally Harrison QC, St. John’s Buildings

11:00 – 11:50

Banqueting Hall: Unlocking the Child: The voice of the child and deprivation of liberty. Speakers: Alison Easton and Hannah Gomersall, with guest panellist Lucy Turner, Intermediary

Luncheon Room: Pre-Nup Pitfalls: What to include, when to use Counsel, and tips on national and international agreements. Speakers: Michael Horton and Suzanne Kingston, Mills & Reeve

12:00 – 12:50

Banqueting Room: Tricky Issues in Public Law: FII and children giving evidence. Speakers: Victoria Roberts and Alex Laing

Luncheon Room: Spotting Tax Issues in Family Finance: How to recognise them and what to do. Speakers: Sarah Tyler and Rosanne Godfrey-Lockwood, with guest panellist Daniel Grainge, Kreston Reeves

13:50 – 14:40

Banqueting Hall: Re: L and the New Presidential Approach: Tips and tactics in parental alienation and intractable hostility. Speakers: Anarkali Musgrave and Sophie Hill, with guest panellist Bernadette Heron, NYAS

Luncheon Room: The MCA 2005 and Care Act 2014: Limits of autonomy in adult social care. Speakers: Nick O’Brien and Julia Queen with guest panellist Julie Ann Penfold, POhWER

15:00 – 15:50

Banqueting Hall: Global Children, Local Problems: International surrogacy and adoption. Speakers: Bianca Jackson and Dermot Casey

Luncheon Room: Cohabitation Made Clear: TOLATA case studies and top tips. Speaker: Greg Williams

15:50 – 16:40

Banqueting Hall: A Psychodynamic Approach to Client Contact and Gaslighting. Speaker: Jacqueline Marks, with guest panellists Susan Baldock, Tavistock & Portman Trust NSH psychotherapy service and Harriet Wistrich, Centre for Women’s Justice


Closing remarks



Please contact our Marketing Manager, Theresa Yurkewich, for further information: theresa.yurkewich@coramchambers.co.uk.

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