Pump Court Chambers

Cryptocurrency in Divorce

Past Events
6th May 2021, 16:00 to 17:00

Our Crypto and Family Law experts will be hosting an event to discuss Crypto assets in Divorce.

With cryptoassets becoming ever more present as exchange tokens, this seminar addresses what they are, how they are used, how they are treated by the Courts and by the taxation authorities in England and Wales, how to find them, and what to do with them in financial remedy proceedings arising upon divorce.  An essential seminar for legal advisers dealing with matrimonial finance and divorce.


Running order:

4.00pm:  Introduction & Welcome to the webinar – Helen Brander

4.05pm:  Crypto Fundamentals and Investigations – Marlon Pinto

4.25pm:  Cryptoassets: What, Where, When, How, Why and So What? – Helen Brander

4.45pm:  Q&A

5.00pm:  Close


Marlon Pinto, Director of Investigations – A former detective from the Metropolitan Police Flying Squad. Marlon has extensive experience working on complex investigation tasks, including using open source analytics and digital evidence to carry out stakeholder mapping, handling sources in sensitive jurisdictions, and carrying out judicial investigations into serious crime. Marlon regularly uses this expertise in criminal investigations, and he brings a wealth of knowledge in covert investigative methodology and also the gathering, handling and dissemination of highly sensitive information.

Marlon holds accreditations in Chainalysis Cryptocurrency Fundamentals and the Chainalysis Reactor Certification that allows AnotherDay to track, trace and map out cryptocurrency transactions across the blockchain.

He was also the investigator in the case of ‘Ion Science and Duncan Johns vs Persons unknown’. This was the first ICO fraud to be heard before the UK’s Commercial Courts and granted an International Freezing Order and Bankers Trust Order out of jurisdiction.

Helen Brander, Barrister – Helen Brander was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2002 and practises in family law in life and in death at Pump Court Chambers. Her practice includes matrimonial finance and cohabitation disputes, inheritance, wills and probate disputes, and property and affairs work in the Court of Protection. Cryptoassets have become an ever-more prevalent feature in the work that she undertakes and she is the author of the article: “Money for Nothing? Crypto-assets and their Implications in Matrimonial and Private Client Work” published on Family Law Week and via Pump Court Chambers. She is a trained arbitrator under the IFLA children scheme and a member of: the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Resolution, a STEP affiliate member, the Family Law Bar Association, the Court of Protection Practitioners Association, and the British Italian Lawyers Association.

Audience: Family Law specialists & Accountants


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