11th Oct 2019
Friday 11 October 2019 – 9:00am 1:00pm
Seminar to LBLA Member Local Authorities
Aim: Being prepared and relevant advocacy skills
Level: Beginner to Intermediary
Venue: The Town Hall, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
9.30-10.15am International issues – to include dealing with ICACU
10.15-10.30am 15 min break
10.30-11.30am Pre-proceedings issues, to include assessments pre-proceedings, designation issues, threshold
11.45-12.30pm 1st hearing and advocacy tips
12.30-1.00pm Q&A session
Alastair Miles Martey
Alastair qualified as a Social Worker and worked at the Barnardo’s Children’s Charity for two years prior to studying law. He was called to the bar in 2012 and joined 4 Brick Court in 2015 where he has established a busy practice specialising in Public and Private Child Law. He is described by one instructing solicitor as ‘a fearless advocate who puts his client’s case robustly’.
Justin was called to the Bar in 2012 and completed pupillage at 4 Paper Buildings. He joined 4 Brick Court in 2014, has developed specialist expertise in children’s proceedings including Public Law cases, and regularly appears for local authorities, parents, and guardians. He has experience of cases with an international element.
Polly was called to the bar in 2013 and completed her pupillage at 4 Brick Court. Prior to the bar she worked as a legal assistant in a law firm specialising in mental capacity law and volunteered at the National Centre for Domestic Violence. Polly has built a busy family law practice with particular emphasis in Public Law Children Act proceedings.
Amy was called to the bar in 2014 completing her pupillage at 4 Brick Court. She specialises in all areas of family law with particular strength and interest in Public Law Children Act proceedings. Before coming to the bar Amy worked in the family law team of a leading London solicitors’ firm and as a volunteer for the National Centre for Domestic Violence.