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Abstracts and papers are available below the programme:

Programme

Session 1: September 7th 11.15 - 12.45 Music Room

Adult family relationships [chair: Ruth Lamont]

1A Jens Scherpe

     'Freedom, Fairness and Foreign Elements - The Future of Family Property'

1B Jo Miles,

      'Legal Aid Reform' 

1C Rebecca Probert (Warwick)

      'The politics of law reform: the case of cohabitation'

Session 2: September 7th 13.45 - 15.15 Music Room

Post-separation parenting

2A Annika Newnham & Maebh Harding, ( Portsmouth),
     'Is Shared Residence the new Black? A Pilot Study of the use of Shared Residence Orders at County Court level'
2B Stephen Gilmore, (King's College London),
     'Who's influencing the outcome? A critical examination of the use of expert evidence in child law cases' 
2C Sonia Harris-Short, (Birmingham),
     'Facing the Consequences of Inequality: Family Life in the UK and the Shared Residence Debate.'

Session 3 September 8th 09.30 - 11.00 Music Room

International perspectives

3A  Dianne Scullion, (Liverpool Law School),
      'The Diversity of Experience: Child Trafficking and the International Legal Trafficking Framework'
3B  Ruth Lamont,  (Liverpool),
       'Scoping European Family Law: Free Movement of Persons, Child Abduction and Relocation'
3C  John Caldwell, (University of Canterbury, NZ),
     'International relocation - what's the best move for the Courts?'

Session 4 September 8th 11.30 - 13.00 Music Room

Comparative perspectives

4A Veronica McInerney,( PhD Candidate, Limerick),
     'Artificial Reproductive Technology and the Significance of the Italian Law 40/2004 from an Irish context'
4B Debra Wilson, (University of Canterbury, NZ),
     'Reconsidering cloning as an acceptable form of artificial reproductive technology'
4C Aisling Parkes, (University College Cork),
     'Listening to the Voices of the Vulnerable - A Comparative Perspective on Children with Disabilities and the right to be heard in Family Law Proceedings'

Available Papers and Abstracts

‘Facing the Consequences of Inequality: Family Life in the UK and the Shared Residence Debate’ by Sonia Harris-Short.
‘Is Shared Residence the new Black? A Pilot Study of the use of Shared Residence Orders at County Court level’ by Annika Newnham & Maebh Harding .
‘Who’s influencing the outcome? A critical examination of the use of expert evidence in child law cases’ by Stephen Gilmore .
‘The politics of law reform: the case of cohabitation’ by Rebecca Probert.
‘Reconsidering Cloning As An Acceptable Form Of Artificial Reproductive Technology’ by Debra Wilson.
‘Freedom, Fairness and Foreign Elements – The Future of Family Property’ by Jens Scherpe.
‘International relocation – what’s the best move for the Courts?’ by John Caldwell.
‘Scoping European Family Law: Free Movement of Persons, Child Abduction and Relocation’ by Ruth Lamont.
‘Artificial Reproductive Technology and the Significance of the Italian Law 40/2004 from an Irish context’ by Veronica McInerney.
'Legal Aid Reform' by Jo Miles.
‘Listening to the Voices of the Vulnerable – A Comparative Perspective on Children with Disabilities and the right to be heard in Family Law Proceedings by Aisling Parkes.
‘The Diversity of Experience: Child Trafficking and the International Legal Trafficking Framework’ by Dianne Scullion.