MMU Family Law Conference

Details of an interesting looking conference in Manchester below – complete with the President of the Supreme Court : All Hale Brenda!! #halestorm


We are pleased to write with details of MMU’s 2nd Annual Family Law Conference, on 9 March 2018, 10am-4pm. The conference brings together a mixed audience of academics, practitioners and students to discuss current issues in family law in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere.

We are delighted to have Lady Hale, President of the Supreme Court, as our keynote speaker, with her ‘View from the Supreme Court Bench’. Dr Frances Burton from Aston University will be delivering a very timely paper about the future of the Family Court. She has been writing and presenting on this topic for some time now and we are sure her paper will provide a fascinating basis for discussion among academics and practitioners. Nigel Shepherd, chair of Resolution and Head of Family Law at Mills & Reeve Solicitors, will be presenting about his experience of the changing social and political context around no fault divorce. Lucy Crompton from MMU will present a paper seeking to revive ‘compensation’ for career sacrifice and get it back on the judicial agenda. She will be hoping to muster some enthusiasm for this from, especially, the practitioners in the audience.

Places are limited. You can register at the early bird price of £65 until 26 January, thereafter £85 (£25 for students).

The conference is suitable for CPD for practitioners. 

visit the conference webpage here.

For further information, please contact Lucy Crompton (

2 thoughts on “MMU Family Law Conference

  1. Love the hashtag but…isn’t her forename Brenda or am I missing an inside joke?

    • pppfffftttt!!! Clearly having a moment…. How on earth nobody has spotted that before now is something of a mystery…. I have sneakily amended it… don’t tell anyone!

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