Complex family units and the impact on childrens' education seminar

Posted by Simon Burge on
Blake Morgan is pleased to be hosting a complimentary seminar on 8 March at our Southampton office focusing on the issues around modern families and the legal issues that schools are increasingly being asked to deal with. 

In the past the phrase ‘2.4 children’ was often used to describe a ‘typical’ family unit of a husband and a wife and their two, or more, children who all lived together. Due to the ever evolving structure of the family unit, the law has also had to adapt to deal with a number of new issues surrounding this, most notably who actually should be and can be legally recognised as a parent for a child, and also what role they play in the child’s life.

As a school with responsibility for students in the classroom, playground and at the school gate, your role is crucial. Understanding the law and ensuring you stay on the right side of it is a challenge, often whilst managing difficult family situations involving separated parents and their extended networks such as grandparents, siblings and foster carers.

Key speaker

Our key speaker, Aimee Fox, is a leading education and family barrister at 3 Paper Buildings in Winchester. Aimee acts for and advises all parties including, local authorities, schools, parents and young people. Her education law practice work has included discrimination and equality claims, special educational needs matters, prosecution for non-attendance, clerking permanent exclusion review panels and school inspections.

Simon Burge, Partner and Head of Family Law on the South Coast, will host the seminar covering some of the key issues for you to be aware of. Afternoon tea will be served, along with an opportunity to share experiences with Aimee and Blake Morgan’s Family and Education teams in an interactive session.

Please click on the 'Register now' button to book your place. If you have any questions, email


About your host

Simon is a Partner in our Family Law team in our Southampton office. Simon is an experienced family law practitioner specialising in high net value family cases.

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