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WTA Introduction to Family Law – 5 course package 2024 (10am-12noon) Online

Date: September 20, 2024
Start Time: 10:00
End Time: 12:00
Trainer/Speaker: Veneti Tosswill
Price: £100 plus VAT

This suite of 5 training courses is suited to those working towards accreditation and those who have recently completed their portfolio.

FMA has designed this course to support both FMA members and non members who are just starting out in their careers and we are therefore only charging £110 + VAT. (the course will be maximum 25 delegates)

All courses will be from 10am – 12 Noon on Zoom.

Friday 20th September – session 1 – Divorce and dissolution


  • Introduction to the course
  • The (new) law behind divorce and dissolution
  • Procedure / interaction with financial proceedings/ settlement
  • Religious divorce (in overview only)
  • Other forms of ADR and how they sit alongside mediation
  • (possibly if time: void/ voidable marriages)

Friday 27th September – session 2 – Finances Part 1


  • Introduction to the law and s.25 MCA
  • Review of various capital and income orders a court can make (incl. charge, mesher order, pension share etc.)
  • Case study applying the above

Friday 4th October– session 3 – Finances Part 2


  • Recap on law and previous session – court’s approach
  • Introduction to procedure and FPR
  • Look at financial disclosure and role within proceedings
  • Other issues arising (e.g. prenups/ non-disclosure/ tax and benefits)

Friday 11th October – session 4 – Private Children Law


  • Introduction to the law and the Children Act 1989:
  • Welfare checklist/ paramountcy principle
  • Parental responsibility
  • Section 8 orders
  • Considering role of CAFCASS / voice of child
  • Case study drawing together some of the above
  • Review of procedure / role of mediation within it

Friday 18th October– session 5 – Cohabitation

  • Introduction to the area/ misconceptions.
  • Focus on TOLATA claims – case study
  • Schedule 1 claims – case study
  • Interaction of the above and recording agreement reached in mediation
Venetia Tosswill – FMA Member