Family Law Conference – Saturday 12 November 2016


The Manchester Centre for Law in Society and the Sylvia Pankhurst Gender Research Centre proudly present Manchester Metropolitan University’s first annual Family Law Conference.

Taking place on Saturday 12 November 2016 from 10am until 4pm, the conference aims to attract a mix of academics, practitioners and students, and provide a relaxed atmosphere for a topical discussion around the papers. There will be extra time for discussion of the parental involvement presumption and especially its potential impact on the child’s voice.


Rebecca Probert
Warwick University
‘The women who did: feminism, free love and freedom’

Marilyn Stowe
Stowe Family Law LLP
‘One couple one lawyer – a solution to the abolition of legal aid on divorce?’

Lucy Reed
Chair of the Transparency Project, St Johns Chambers
Title tbc

Lucy Crompton
Manchester Metropolitan University
‘McFarlane 10 years on: a critique of the death of compensation’

Eddie Higgins and Kathryn Newton
Manchester Metropolitan University
‘The parental involvement presumption: “unnecessary risk for too little gain?”’

Admission Cost

  • £60
  • £25 for students and concessions.


To register for the conference, visit our online booking form.

Registration closes on 31 October 2016

For more information, please contact:-

Lucy Crompton
Manchester Law School
email :


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