In brief: Family group plans fund-raising event

The Family Rights Group is holding a reception for family law practitioners next month in a bid to raise funds for child protection work. The 2 November event, the first of its kind, will be hosted by Dame Margaret Booth DBE, patron of the FRG's financial appeal. Appeal committee members include Alan Levy QC and James Munby QC. Entertainment, in the form of a sketch based on the Children Act 1989, will be performed by QCs David Bodey and Paul Coleridge. More information from Richard Skinner, Mary Ryan or Celia Atherton on 0171 923 2628.