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Louisa Gothard
Louisa Gothard
Senior Solicitor, Head of Family Law
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FMA 2006 Annual Conference
Date:8 MAR 2007

Professor Chris Barton(an FMA Vice-President). Autumn 2006's FMA Annual Conference boasted talks by England Law Commissioner Stuart Bridge on 'Cohabitation: should there be financial relief on separation', Liz Trinder on 'Working contact - what is required and how might it be developed?', Dorit Braun on 'ParentlinePlus', Nina Grunfeld on 'Life coaching - can it help your client?', and the Neil Robinson/Beverley Sayers report on 'The future of in-court mediation'. Those were followed by a choice of two from four workshops: 'Mediation and the media' (Amazon PR); 'Children in contact disputes; risks and resilience' (Gwyn Daniels); 'Legal update - key cases of the year' (Florence Terry); and 'Professional practice update' (Adrian Wright). The conference culminated with an address from Vice-President, Cherie Booth QC, and by the President of the Association, Lord Justice Wilson, who delivered his traditional final address. Read the full report of 2006's interesting variety of talks and the issues covered in March [2007] Fam Law.

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