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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This podcast is aimed at those interested in the ways in which Facebook can be relevant to Family Proceedings. This includes consideration of how evidence obtained from Facebook can be used in court and the role it can have in Financial Order Proceedings, Family Law Act 1996 and Public Law Children cases.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the significance of social media in Family Law;
  • Be aware of disclosure issues;
  • Understand how evidence from social media sites can be used in court;
  • Be aware of the significance Facebook can have in Financial Order proceedings;
  • Understand what steps can be taken to prevent unwanted attention via social media;
  • Understand how Facebook can be relevant to Public Law children cases;
  • Be aware of the considerations to be had when considering Facebook and Adoption Orders.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Classification:
Legal Principles
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Adoption and Children Act 2002;
  • Applause Store Productions & Ors v Raphael (2008) EWHC 1781 (QB);
  • Family Law Act 1996;
  • Immerman v Immerman [2010] EWCA Civ 908;
  • Norwich Pharmacal Co. & Others v Customs and Excise Commissioners [1974] AC 133.

Facebook has an ever increasing presence in the courts; in this podcast Byron James discusses how the social networking phenomenon is relevant to Family Law.

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