December 2016 Newsletter

While you’re all winding up/down for Christmas a few last messages for the year from your friends at London YRes.

Christmas Party

Don’t forget our Christmas party is being held this week (Wednesday 7th) at the Inn of Court on Holborn.

January Talk – Alternative Parenting (not ‘Attentive Parenting’ as per the London Region email!)

Our next talk will take place on 25 January 2017 on the topic of “Modern Families: An Introduction to Surrogacy and Adoption”.  Flyer to follow.

February Talk – Digital Justice

Our February talk will be a debate hosted jointly with London Region on the topic of family justice in the digital age and regarding online courts in particular.  YRes will be supporting the use of technology in the family courts and Old Res will be opposing it.

I am looking for another YRes member to speak in favour of online courts.  If this is something you are interested in, do let me know.

Future Talks

Now that we are under the new continuing competencies regime we thought it would be helpful to give you a longer term view of the talks we are planning to help you with the reflecting and planning elements of your training preparation.  At the moment we are looking at the following:

25 Jan 17 – Surrogacy and Adoption (see above)

9 Feb 17 – Online Family Justice

tbc Mar 17 – Property and Private Client Issues for Family Lawyers

tbc May 17 – TOLATA


We now have a London YRes Twitter account, which we hope will be a great way to keep you updated on what we are up to.  If you aren’t already following it (and if you aren’t, we literally know you are) you can find it at (@YResLondon).  Then, once you’re following us, you can look through our other followers to find lots of other London YRes members to follow too!  What’s not to love?

Phew, I think that’s all.  If I don’t see you at the party on Wednesday, have a great Christmas!