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Course Summary 
This half day course is designed to deal with the stress of being a family lawyer whether that be prioritizing work, meeting deadlines, managing difficult clients, reaching targets, dealing with difficult bosses and also managing to obtain a work life balance. We will spend time in a confidential and supportive environment discussing the issues that surround working as a family lawyer and focus practical pragmatic solutions. We will work in pairs and in small group sessions in order to work through some difficult scenarios and model best practice. 

Speaker - Suzanne Kingston 

Suzanne is a family lawyer of 30 years' experience. During her career she has dealt with all sorts of family law disputes – starting off in a legal aid practice and now working on often high value complex cases.  
Suzanne has a real interest in Alternative Dispute Resolution. She became an Accredited Mediator in 1997 and subsequently trained not only in the family model of mediation but the commercial model too. More recently, she has been instrumental in developing Arbitration in Family Law and England and Wales and has devised and taught the Arbitration Course for both Children and Financial Arbitration. 

Who is this course for / Who should attend? 

This course is designed for all family law lawyers up to and including junior Partner level. We understand that the presenting issues may be different for lawyers with varying experience but the environment we will create in this workshop will enable us to work through a range of topics and ensure that assistance is provided to all. 

Key learning objectives 

Key learning points 

How to obtain a proper work life balance – walking the walk not just talking the talk. 
Dealing with difficult clients. 
Managing in a corporate environment and being measured by targets. 
Pragmatic solutions for liaising with lawyers whose approach may be very different from yours. 

By the end of the course you will be able to 

By the end of the course you will be able to pre-empt and deal with stressful times at work. 
Dealing with challenging opponents 
Make sure that you have all the building blocks in place to be the best you can be in the work environment 


09.00 - 09.30 
Registration and Coffee 
09.30 - 11.00 
First Session 
11.00 - 11.15 
Tea / Coffee Break 
11.15 - 12.45 
Second Session 
12.45 - 13.15 
Lunch and Close 
CPD Certificates 
A CPD certificate will be provided at the end of the course. As a half day course this will be for 3 CPD points. 

Standard Delegate Rates 

When being run as a public course this half day event will typically have a delegate rate of £150.00 + VAT 
Discounts are also available for bookings of 3 delegates or more. For further information please contact 
In addition this course can be run as an in-house training session. Prices will depend on location and numbers of delegates attending. For a detailed proposal please contact us at 
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