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Changing the culture: the challenge of B v G

The Scottish Child Law Centre, in association with the Murray Stable Family Law Group, is presenting a seminar on procedure and practice in contact actions.

In the recent case of B v G the Supreme Court criticised procedure and practice in contact actions.  It makes clear that our system is failing the children whose future is at stake. It may even be damaging them.

  We can reform pleadings, impose case management, change the structure of judgments, clarify the role of curators ad litem but, as Lord Reed points out in his judgment, we need a change in culture.

This seminar, 'Changing the Culture: The Challenge of B v G [2012] UKSC 21', which will be chaired by Janys M Scott QC, of Murray Stable, is designed to explore how this may be achieved.

The speakers - Catriona Whyte, Scottish Legal Aid Board; Sheriff Frank Crowe, Edinburgh Sheriff Court; Ross Macfarlane, Advocate, Murray Stable; Stephen Brand, Solicitor; Graham Harding, Curator ad litem; Ian Maxwell, Families Need Fathers Scotland; Louise Johnson, Women's Aid; and Morag Driscoll, Scottish Child Law Centre - will come armed with their best ideas. There will be an opportunity to discuss the potential for a new culture.

The seminar will be held on Friday 31 August 2012 from 10am-1pm (registration and coffee from 9.30am) in the Mackenzie Building, Old Assembly Close, 172 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1QX.

To book a place visit www.sclc.org.uk and download a booking form or contact them on 0131 668 4400; Email: enquiries@sclc.org.uk.