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Black and Minority Ethnic Families Seminar


Head of Trinity Chambers' Family practice group, barrister Nicholas Stonor will be taking part in a seminar and panel discussion aimed at senior legal professionals, including the Judiciary, solicitors and barristers to review the complexities and challenges in public law proceedings relating to Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) families. In particular, there will be a debate regarding whether cases involving BME families should fall within the 26 week Public Law Outline (PLO) time limit. 

In addition to Nicholas, speakers at the seminar, entitled “26 Weeks: A Fair Hearing for BME Families” include from the Angelou Centre, Umme Imam, Managing Director of BME Specialist Services and Chair of the BME Domestic Violence Forum, Rosie Lewis, BME Specialist IDVA and Children and Young Persons Advocates; Rosemary Muffitt, Senior Solicitor, Adult and Children’s Social Care Legal Teams, Newcastle City Council; Cris McCurley Solicitor and Partner at Ben Hoare Bell LLP. The seminar will be chaired by Her Honour Judge Moir. 

The CPD accredited event is due to take place at Court 11 at Newcastle upon Tyne Combined Court Centre at 4.30 pm on Tuesday 2nd July 2013 and is due to last 2 hours. To book a place please email HilaryFreeman@benhoarebell.co.uk . 

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