04 April 2019
Children Order Day - Private Law Applications
Law Society House was
the venue for an important event entitled Children Order Day - Private Law
Organised by the Law Society’s
Family Law Committee the event focussed on the private law aspects of the
The well attended event
was divided into four parts consisting of presentations delivered by a Court Children’s
Officer [CCO], a Contact Centre Co-Ordinator, a District Judge and a solicitor.
Each presenter focussed
on their specific aspect of the private law application jigsaw and in so doing
was able to alert attendees to those issues that other court users and
stakeholders needed to be aware of.
Those attending also
heard from Maryanne Doherty, a Contact Centre Co-Ordinator who outlined very
specifically what a Contact Centre is, what it does and does not do in terms of
provision of supported contact.
Attendees were also provided
with a number of support documents.
Anne Miller CCO provided an overview of what each Trust provided as well as general information
in regard to CCO applications, issues arising and how they can be addressed.
Prytherch, who has sat in in Family Proceedings Courts since 2005 presented the
judicial view and areas that court users needed to focus on.
Concluding the event was the solicitors
perspective will be delivered by Anne Caldwell an experienced family lawyer.
Kelly Breen, Family Law Committee Chair introduces the event