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THE IMPORTANCE OF STORY 

 
Course Summary 
This one day course is aimed at helping family lawyers appreciate the importance of the stories our clients tell us. Though we may think we have heard them all before in fact each story we hear is unique and will contain valuable insights into the person sitting in front of us. Our assumptions and prejudices will be challenged and as a result we will be better lawyers for our clients. The course will be highly interactive involving storytelling, input and small group discussions. 
 

Speakers - Gillian Bishop and Chris Mills 

 
Gillian has been a solicitor for nearly 35 years and a specialist family lawyer for the last 22 years. During that time she has developed passion for learning more about the context of the work she does. For many years she chaired the Skills and Support committee of Resolution with the aim of promoting essential skills training and pushing the boundaries of the average family lawyer’s knowledge. 
 
 
Chris is a psychotherapist, family consultant and supervisor. He believes that knowledge of what contributes to healthy and conscious relating provides the bedrock for excellence and success in the work of family law. 

Who is this course for / Who should attend? 

Any practitioner in the field who wants to enhance their skills. 

Key learning objectives 

Key learning points 

to understand why our clients' individual stories matter to them and to us 
to understand how our assumptions about people can get in the way of the work 
to learn how to keep an open mind and be curious 
to learn how to ask the questions which will encourage the client to trust that you get them. 

By the end of the course you will be able to 

Meet new clients with a different attitude and an appreciation of the stories they tell. You will understand more deeply how taking note of the stories will enable you to be a more effective adviser for your clients in whatever sort of work you do. 

TYPICAL TIMINGS 

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 - 13.45 
Lunch 
13.45 - 15.15 
Third Session 
15.15 - 15.30 
Tea / Coffee Break 
15.30 - 17.00 
Final Session 

Standard Delegate Rates 

When being run as a public course this 1 day event will typically have a delegate rate of £250.00 + VAT 
 
Discounts are also available for bookings of 3 delegates or more. For further information please contact help@flipfaculty.org 
 
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 help@flipfaculty.org 
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