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We have been providing accessible and affordable training on women and the law for over 30 years. Our specialist team of solicitors and barristers can tailor courses to meet your needs and deliver the training at a venue of your choice.
'Off the shelf' courses:
Follow up refresher courses – we can also follow up your in-house course with an update and refresher session.
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You can be assured that your staff will be trained by experts. Our trainers are practising women solicitors or barristers with a wealth of experience and knowledge. Our trainers write our legal publications, advise on our legal advice lines and participate in advocacy on women's rights issues through a combination of activism and engagement with Government. They will make the law clear, accessible and 'user-friendly'.
All of our courses are unique, practical and interactive, a mix of presentations, case studies and activities, to accommodate different learning styles. A full course pack including practical support materials will be provided for each participant, to ensure your staff get the most out of the training and enhance their knowledge and skills.
All courses are one day (5 hours).
Cost effective training
Our in-house training is competitively priced. We can train up to 20 participants on a course. You are welcome to invite participants from outside of your organisation and charge them an attendance fee to help you fundraise or meet the training costs.
Concessionary rate: £840
This works out at just £42 per participant.
This rate applies to:
Standard rate: £1575
This works out at just £78.75 per person.
This rate applies to:
In addition to the above we also charge for our trainer’s travel and reasonable subsistence costs (which may include overnight accommodation if necessary).
Make an enquiry
Contact our Training Officer to make an enquiry or discuss your needs on 0207 251 6575 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
With the government’s proposal to limit access to legal aid and to remove public funding for divorce and private law children matters, this one day course, which provides the basics of family law, is vital in order to give you the knowledge to help women to understand their rights and to assist them to access these through the law.
The morning session aims to clarify the law on divorce and financial relief including the legal process, the range of orders the court can make and the legal principals applied when deciding how property and money is to be divided. As well as explaining the legal position for women who are not married or in a civil partnership, further to relationship breakdown, including their rights to property.
The afternoon session will look at financial provision for children, followed by an overview of the Children Act 1989 and the law on child contact and residence. Finally, the course will examine how women experiencing domestic violence can get protection through the law including non-molestation, occupation orders, forced marriage protection orders and restraining orders.
Understand the provisions of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 and how it applies to victims of rape and sexual assault with this fully interactive and well-established course. The course aims to make often complicated law accessible and furthermore examines the criminal justice process in detail along with crucial support available for survivors of sexual violence who choose to report to the police.
This course has been extended and updated to include the law and support for victims of historical sexual abuse – often a difficult area of law, and also makes use of new materials to give participants the relevant knowledge and skills to support a victim applying for criminal injuries compensation.
This one day course will enable you to support survivors of domestic violence by helping you to understand and clarify the complex public and private law that relates to children.
The morning session will investigate the key concept of parental responsibility and then focus on local authority involvement with children in domestic violence cases, explaining care and supervision proceedings, adoption and special guardianship. In the afternoon we will focus on the law on contact and residence, with a focus on the court’s approach to domestic violence and child contact. We will then examine the practice and procedure of contact proceedings and clarify the new enforcement procedures brought about by the Children and Adoption Act 2006.
Trafficking is a violation of human rights and a form of violence against women that raises profound and complex legal issues for all those involved. This unique one-day course will enable you to navigate and assess the National Referral Mechanism (the system that has been developed to identify and protect victims of trafficking in the UK), as well as covering how you can support a woman who claims asylum in the UK or goes through criminal proceedings as a victim or defendant. Feel confident supporting women who have been trafficked into the UK and develop your skills and knowledge of this fascinating area of law.
Meeting the needs of women from outside of the UK who are experiencing domestic violence is incredibly challenging, you have to be up-to-date in one of the most frequently changing areas of law, understand the duties of local authorities and the rights that the woman herself has to pursue justice in the criminal, family or immigration systems. This one-day course will give you the skills and knowledge you need to confidently support a woman who has ‘no recourse to public funds’ or who is the national of the European Economic Area country with remaining in the UK and accessing financial support.
A vital course for anyone needing a refresh or update on civil law injunctions for domestic violence. Starting with an examination of the Family Law Act 1996 and the changes to it in the past few years, this course takes an in-depth look at non-molestation and occupation orders. Participants will examine all aspects of the orders and tackle the problem area of enforcement as well as gain an overview of the provisions of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997.
With increasingly less solicitors available, the emphasis will also be on the procedural practicalities, and so participants will learn how to apply for a non-molestation order, and how to advise a woman to represent herself in these proceedings.
All too often women receive only partial information as to their legal options when experiencing domestic violence. This course has been compiled so that participants gain a full knowledge of all legal remedies possible for victims of domestic violence and learn how to tailor their advice on available options for each individual woman they are supporting. Participants will be provided with a thorough knowledge of non-molestation and occupation orders, including enforcement options and how to apply. An overview of criminal law remedies available for victims of domestic violence as well as remedies provided under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 will also be given.
The course has been updated to include a much needed section on domestic violence and homelessness, and the use of housing law to provide additional support.
Forced marriage is an abuse of human rights and a form of violence against women. This half-day course will enhance your knowledge of the law and enable you to support women and girls at risk of, or who have experienced, forced marriage. The course explains the legal remedies that exist to protect victims of forced marriage and will give you an understanding of the procedure for getting a forced marriage protection order. We will investigate the role of local authorities as relevant third parties and examine the impact of the Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007.
This "myth-busting" one day course will enable you to support women from the UK and abroad to understand marriage, divorce and forced marriage. The morning session will enable you to identify a legal marriage, and understand the law on foreign and religious marriages, as well as explaining the legal consequences of marriage. The course will then clarify the ways in which a marriage can be ended (divorce, judicial separation and annulment) and finally give an overview of the law on financial relief further to the breakdown of a marriage.
The afternoon session will focus on forced marriage and aims to enhance your knowledge of the law and enable you to support women at risk of, or who have experienced, forced marriage. The session will explain the legal remedies that exist to protect victims of forced marriage and will give you an understanding of the procedure for getting a forced marriage protection order.
We have trained many leading organisations including:
British Red Cross
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“The trainer made complex legal remedies simple to understand”
“Very informative, well delivered, 'must have' for front line practitioners”
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