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Family Law Class organised by the Bristol CJC 20th January 2016

HHJ Stephen Wildblood QC to offer further free family law session in Bristol.

20th January, 6-8pm at UWE.

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 6.00pm-8.00pm at the University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus, Bristol.

The event is once again 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

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, the bus stops and the car parks on the UWE Frenchay Campus, please see the attached Frenchay Campus map.
Please note that parking is free on the Frenchay Campus after 5pm.

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

Free tea/ coffee will be available from 6pm to 6.30pm. The event will start at 6.30pm and finish at 8.00pm.

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.


Family Law Class at the Bristol Civil Justice Centre



The Bristol Civil Justice Centre is going to be trying different ways to help people involved in family law cases who can’t get access to legal representation or who want to understand more about what is going on .

One part of this initiative is the proposal for ‘Family Law Classes’  The first will be held on 4 December 2014 from 10:30 -12 noon.

HHJ Wildblood QC, some lawyers and some Court staff will hold a meeting for members of the public at which they will explain the law and procedure

The class will take place in Court 2, 2nd floor,

Bristol Civil and Family Justice Centre, 2 Redcliff Street, Bristol, BS1 6GR.

Please e-mail rebecca.cobbin@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk if you would like to attend the class.



Please note that whilst we can give an overview of family law and explain court processes and forms, we cannot give legal advice on individual cases.