Manchester Metropolitan University’s first annual Family Law Conference.

I’m really excited to be organising MMU’s first ever Family Law Conference. It has been a steep learning curve and even more time consuming than I had anticipated but it has been very satisfying to see it gathering momentum.

I’m also really looking forward to presenting my critique of the courts’ approach to career sacrifice when making financial orders on divorce. It has been a long time in germination since it was the topic of my Masters dissertation back in 2015. I think it will be a better paper for the extra percolating time.

Come and join us, it’s going to be a great day 🙂

Sylvia Pankhurst Gender and Diversity Research Centre at Manchester Met

The Manchester Centre for Law in Society and the Sylvia Pankhurst Gender Research Centre are proud to present Manchester Metropolitan University’s first annual Family Law Conference.

The conference aims to attract a mixed audience of people who share an interest in family law, including academics, practitioners and students. We will explore a variety of topical family law issues and leave plenty of room for discussion in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

We are delighted to welcome some exciting high profile external speakers as well as taking the opportunity to showcase some of the excellent family law research taking place at Manchester Law School.

Here is the line-up:

  • Rebecca Probert, Warwick University: ‘The women who did: feminism, free love and freedom’. Rebecca will look at the feminist movement’s approach to marriage
  • Marilyn Stowe, senior partner of Stowe Family Law LLP: ‘One couple one lawyer – a solution to the abolition of…

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