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This podcast, with leading international family silk Timothy Scott QC, is aimed at children lawyers who, up until now, may have been avoiding getting to grips with the 1996 Hague Convention. It explains why the 1996 Convention is so important and why all children lawyers are going to have to ensure they are familiar with it, understand what it hopes to achieve and are aware of some of the pitfalls to be avoided. This podcast helpfully cuts through the 63 Articles of the Convention to provide you with a clear and easy-to-digest overview of the key areas of most practical significance.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand why the Hague Convention 1996 has the potential to confuse and mystify even the most competent family lawyers;
  • Understand the 1996 Convention’s relationship with other international instruments, including the 1950 Hague Convention and Brussells II;
  • Appreciate the overarching rationale of the Convention;
  • Recognise the areas in which the Hague Convention will have most practical use;
  • Know what impact the Convention has had on issues of jurisdiction and applicable law;
  • Understand how the Convention has developed rules dealing with parental responsibility;
  • Understand how the provisions dealing with recognition and enforcement procedures work;
  • Appreciate how the Convention aims to improve international cooperation;
  • Be aware of possible tips and traps arising from the implementation of the Convention.
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In this podcast leading international family silk Timothy Scott QC from 29 Bedford Row explains why all children lawyers need to ensure they are fully up to speed with how the 1996 Hague Convention works.


Date Recorded: 30th May 2013

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