Perth family law conference back in person

Shona Smith (Balfour+Manson)

THE ANNUAL Balfour+Manson family law conference is under starter’s orders as the event returns to Perth Racecourse next week.

Almost 150 family lawyers will attend the fully booked event, widely regarded as one of the most important and influential conferences of its kind.

A wide range of family law experts will deliver updates in specific areas, including:

·       Financial Case Law Round-Up – Ruth Innes KC

·       International Issues in Family Litigation – Janys Scott KC

·       Child Law Round-Up by Julian Aitken, Advocate

·       Tax considerations for Family Lawyers – Lucy Crow, Henderson Loggie

·       Parental Alienation from a Legal Perspective – Emily Bradbury, Advocate

·       Parental Alienation from a Psychologist’s Perspective Dr Anne Woodhouse

Shona Smith, Partner and Head of Family Law at Balfour+Manson, said: “We’re delighted to be back in person, in Perth, to update family law practitioners on this ever-changing field.

“Balfour+Manson has a long and proud history in family law, with the department growing rapidly following on from the creation of the specialised family law team in 1996.”

The team organised its first family law conference in 2001. 

“During the pandemic, we took the conference online with a webinar series which was also extremely popular – but we’re really pleased to be able to deliver relevant and insightful updates in person again.”

The event is always held in the Perth area, initially at the Huntingtower Hotel, but at the racecourse now for more than a decade.

Shona Smith added: “The conference attracts lawyers from all over Scotland. Although our offices are in Edinburgh and Aberdeen the reason we chose Perth as a venue is to make it as central as possible for our delegates.”

“The high-quality reputation of the conference means we have attracted excellent speakers over the years, and 2023 is no exception”

Any profit made at the event will be donated to Balfour+Manson’s charity of the year, Fresh Start, which helps homeless people get settled into a new home.

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