Family practitioners urged to ‘get ahead of the game’ in advance of new legislation.

January 01 2015

Leading family law barristers address the need to get up to speed with the new Social Services and Well-being Act 2014 at Chambers’ successful Points & Prosecco evening.

Ruth Henke QC commenced our latest ‘Points & Prosecco’ evening lectures on 18 September 2015 by guiding guests through an exploration of the Social Services and Well-being Act 2014. This is a wholly distinct Welsh legal regime and Ruth introduced the new concepts of ‘well-being’ and planning for a ‘person’ from ‘cradle to grave’ at the well-attended event. The latest Points & Prosecco event hosted a number of specialist social care and family practitioners spanning South Wales who gathered at Morgan's Hotel, Swansea.

The new legislation comes into force in April 2016 and with much supporting regulation still to be drafted, guests were urged to get ahead of the game by turning their minds to the imminent and extensive changes. 

Claire Williams, barrister and member of 30 Park Place’s Family Team, then provided a whistle-stop child care law update focused on some of the most significant cases of 2015. The talk spanned issues of threshold, adoption and procedure. Advice and guidance was provided in respect of updates in the law and issues of practice and process.

The evening concluded with speakers and guests retiring to the Champagne Bar to reflect on the topics covered and socialise over a glass of Prosecco…or two!