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Pensions – What every family solicitor needs to know

Webinar Archive 11th February 2021

In our latest Winchester Breakfast Briefing Webinar ‘Pensions – What every family solicitor needs to know’, we’re joined by guest speakers w George Mathieson and Jonathan Galbraith of Mathieson Consulting.


Overview of Talk

Topics will include:

  • The impact of covid-19 on various asset classes how will this affect family lawyers and their clients
  • Expert Reports
  • Structuring settlements involving pensions
  • Alternative remedies of Offsetting, Attachment, and Pension Sharing Orders

Following the talk, there was a Q&A session with Imogen Robins, Edward Boydell and Jack Rundall putting the audiences questions to the experts

To view a copy of the slides which accompanied the webinar please click here.



George Mathieson; Mathieson Consulting Ltd


George founded Mathieson Consulting Ltd in 2008. With a background in Banking and Pensions, George has over 35 years of experience in finance. Very quickly George established a reputation for providing Expert Witness report, in clear English. Demand for such reports rapidly increased and George then embarked on a strategy of recruiting a team of Actuaries, who rapidly established themselves as experts in this field, supported by one of the most highly qualified team of administrative staff, with unrivalled knowledge and skills in pensions.

George is a regular speaker at many Conferences and Professional Training events, where he is applauded for imparting his knowledge in a clear (and sometimes amusing) way. At his lecture to the FLBA in 2016 he challenged lawyers, experts, and academics alike to come together to form a multi-disciplinary body to make more consistent the treatment of pensions in divorce. This was the start of the Pension Advisory Group (PAG).


Jonathan Galbraith, Mathieson Consulting Ltd


Jonathan Galbraith (FIA 2009) is an experienced pensions actuary who has written over 400 expert witness reports in respect of pensions on divorce.  He has also advised in employment tribunal and personal injury cases in respect of losses of pension rights since he joined Mathieson Consulting in 2017.  Prior to this, Jonathan worked as a corporate pensions actuary at PwC, primarily advising companies on the management of legacy final salary pension schemes.  He participates in a regular online webinars for solicitors and has recently co-authored an article that appeared in Family Law Review (December 2020).


Imogen Robins; Pump Court Chambers


Imogen Robins founded the Pump Court Breakfast Briefing with a view to helping solicitors network in a warm and friendly environment. The intention being that each Breakfast Briefing provides an opportunity for learning and development for both seasoned practitioners and those new to the Family Law jurisdiction. We have moved online but hope to be back in person once restrictions are lifted. Imogen specialises in complex private children cases, often requiring expert evidence and involving issues such as parental alienation, domestic abuse and psychological assessments.  Her expertise includes leave to remove cases, with recent cases including Malawi and the USA. Imogen has many years of experience in financial remedies cases, acting for medium to high net worth individuals. She regularly writes and lectures on behalf of Chambers. You can read a recent article in the Family Law Journal, “The evolution of spousal maintenance – where are we now?” February 2020. She is happy to assist at any stage of the proceedings and pre-proceedings and is experienced in drafting pre-nups. She is ranked in the Legal 500 as a Leading Junior.

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