Seminars
In 2021


If anybody from your organisation wishes to book a place or register preliminary interest in attending an event, please feel free to reserve places by contacting;

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Please provide any specific access, facility or dietary requirements on acceptance. 18 St John Street Chambers offer all training events, seminars and social events in accordance with Chambers Equal Opportunities Policy.

Sep 2021

DOLS/Inherent Jurisdiction

Presented By: Rehana Begum, Lisa Evans

Family Department

Time & Date: 5:15pm, Thursday 9th Sep

Venue: Microsoft Teams (Online Webinar)


Other Info: Rehana Begum has amassed a wealth of knowledge and expertise in her 23 years of practice as a Solicitor and Barrister which she is regularly called upon to share in the form of seminars for solicitors, social workers and members of the judiciary. Rehana has particular expertise in acting for Local Authorities and the insight gained as a former local authority solicitor has proved advantageous when acting for and against Local Authorities whenever scrutiny of Local Authority decision making processes is required; including in the context of Human Rights Act (Article 6 & Article 8) violations.

Lisa Evans is regularly instructed to act on behalf of parents and children at all stages of private law proceedings. She has acted in cases with complex parental disputes such as alleged parental alienation and where there has been a cessation of contact with a parent. Lisa has experience representing parents both alleging and disputing allegations of physical, emotional and sexual abuse.
Lisa also represents applicants and respondents in applications under the Family Law Act 1996.

Webinar invites will be sent out in due course – if you don't think you're on on our system and would like to be added, please email marketing@18sjs.com

Oct 2021

Secure Accommodation Re: Scotland

Presented By: Martine Swinscoe, Olivia Edwards

Family Department

Time & Date: 5:15pm, Tuesday 12th Oct

Venue: Microsoft Teams (Online Webinar)


Other Info: Martine Swinsoe's specialism has always been Family Law, where she has focused on care proceedings, and all aspects of children work; representing Parents, Children, Grandparents and other family members. Martine has considerable experience in courts from Magistrates to High Court, and has dealt with cases involving gender issues, non accidental injuries, sexual abuse, fabricated illness by carers, and deprivation of liberty in children.

Olivia Edwards current practice involves representation of Local Authorities, parents and Guardians in public and private family cases involving issues with multi-dimensional aspects including intractable contact and residence disputes, care & placement order applications, matters with significant neglect issues, international elements & jurisdictional issues, designated authority matters, mental health issues, learning disabilities, drug & alcohol issues, non-accidental injury cases.

Webinar invites will be sent out in due course – if you don't think you're on on our system and would like to be added, please email marketing@18sjs.com

Nov 2021

Evolution & Provisions Now Encapsulated by PD12J

Presented By: Rehana Begum, Anna Warters

Family Department

Time & Date: 5:15pm, Thursday 11th Nov

Venue: Microsoft Teams (Online Webinar)


Other Info: Rehana Begum has amassed a wealth of knowledge and expertise in her 23 years of practice as a Solicitor and Barrister which she is regularly called upon to share in the form of seminars for solicitors, social workers and members of the judiciary. Rehana has particular expertise in acting for Local Authorities and the insight gained as a former local authority solicitor has proved advantageous when acting for and against Local Authorities whenever scrutiny of Local Authority decision making processes is required; including in the context of Human Rights Act (Article 6 & Article 8) violations.

Anna Warters brings to her practice a wide range of experiences gleaned from undertaking complex family law cases (both in her own right and whilst being led by senior members of the Bar). In particular, Anna is noted for her meticulous case preparation, her attention to solicitor and client care, and her enthusiastic and no nonsense approach to work. Anna combines such qualities with being a bold yet sensible advocate, with an ability to deliver robust advice whilst not losing sight of the need for sensitivity towards clients, especially when representing vulnerable clients or those with mental health difficulties.

Webinar invites will be sent out in due course – if you don't think you're on on our system and would like to be added, please email marketing@18sjs.com

Dec 2021

Basic introduction to advocacy at IRH and case management of an adoption case

Presented By: Jonathan Jackson

Family Department

Time & Date: 5:15pm, Tuesday 7th Dec

Venue: Microsoft Teams (Online Webinar)


Other Info: Perfect for newly qualified solicitors or new entrants to this area of law...

Jonathan joined the Family Team of 18 St John Street Chambers in January 2017 and since then has developed a busy and varied practice, regularly appearing in the Family Court representing local authorities, parents, children and interveners in both public and private children matters. Jonathan regularly appears in matters before the High Court. Jonathan has experience of representing clients in appeals and providing advice on appeal.

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