The Manchester Centre for Law in Society and the Sylvia Pankhurst Gender Research Centre are holding a Family Law Conference on 4 March 2017 (10am – 4pm). Speakers :

  • Rebecca Probert, Warwick University
    ‘The women who did: feminism, free love & freedom’
  • Marilyn Stowe, Stowe Family Law LLP
    ‘One couple one lawyer – a solution to the abolition of legal aid on divorce?’
  • Lucy Reed, Chair of the Transparency Project, St John’s Chambers
    ‘Transparency? A practitioner’s view from her window’
  • Lucy Crompton, MMU
    ‘McFarlane 10 years on: a critique of the death of compensation’
  • Edwina Higgins & Kathryn Newton, MMU
    ‘The parental involvement presumption: “unnecessary risk for too little gain?”’

The conference aims to attract a mix of academics, practitioners and students, and provide a relaxed atmosphere for a topical discussion around the papers. There will be extra time for discussion of the parental involvement presumption and especially its potential impact on the child’s voice. The conference is suitable for CPD for practitioners. Location: Manchester Met Business School, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6BH

Admission Cost: £60 or £25 for students and concessions

More Information: for more information please contact Lucy Crompton at Manchester Law School at