Pump Court Chambers

Family Law Update

Past Events
24th Mar 2022, 14:00 to 17:00

Adanac Financial Services Limited in conjunction with Pump Court Chambers are delighted to invite you to attend our Family Law Update Seminar on Thursday 24 March 2022, commencing at 2pm.

In addition to our Chartered Financial Advisers, Sophie & Jim, we are again delighted to have secured the services of two leading matrimonial barristers, Richard Hall and Martin Blount both of Pump Court Chambers in Winchester, to speak on the day.

Venue: Westlands Entertainment Venue, Yeovil, BA20 2DD (Map / Directions)


  • Current Practice & Procedure &
  • Consideration of guidance from recent cases on:
  • Capacity
  • Impact of Covid
  • Soft & Hard Debts
  • Variation
  • Non-disclosure
  • Liquidity
  • MPS
  • Costs (including experts)
  • Nominal Orders & Clean Break
  • PSO’s
  • Appeals out of time
  • Rose orders
  • matrimonial/non-matrimonial property



Sophie Smith, AdvDipFA – Chartered Financial Planner, Adanac Financial Services
Sophie is a Chartered Financial Adviser with over 10 years’ experience in financial services. An Associate Member of Resolution, Sophie has quickly become our go to person for all pensions and divorce related enquiries. Working closely with family lawyers often acting as a financial neutral to help clients to fully understand the financial implications of their divorce. Assisting clients at all stages of the divorce process; Sophie is regularly instructed by clients and lawyers to prepare complex Pension Reports and often supports clients at the end of the divorce process by advising them on the implementation of their pension sharing orders and supporting them with future financial planning.


James Boddey FPFS, Chartered Financial Planner, Adanac Financial Services
Jim is a Chartered Financial Adviser and one of a select number of advisers who is also a Resolution Accredited IFA. Jim has many years’ experience in dealing with Family Law matters mainly relating to pensions and divorce and has built up a reputation as one of the leading practitioners in the South West in this often sensitive area.


Martin Blount, Pump Court Chambers
Martin is an experienced matrimonial practitioner. He specialises primarily in financial settlement (ancillary relief) cases, involving company trusts and pensions, which also include Schedule 1 Children Act cases and Trust of Land claims. Martin also has an in depth experience in children matters, from contact and residence to removal of a child from the jurisdiction.


Richard Hall, Pump Court Chambers
Richard practices predominantly in matrimonial property, finance and co-habitee property disputes. His experience also includes complex high value claims, involving businesses, pensions and where there has been dissipation of assets.Richard is well regarded for his extensive preparation and mastery of the detail in complex financial cases.


Adanac Financial Services Ltd
Adanac was founded two decades ago, due to the demand for a local independent advisory practice that understood and could deal with the unique requirements of solicitors, accountants and their clients.

Since its foundation, Adanac has firmly established itself as one of the foremost fee based independent advisory practices serving the Somerset/Dorset/Devon borders.


It is anticipated that the seminar will last around 3 hours, and to reserve your place please email the Practice Manager, Victoria at: vwomack@adanac.biz  please indicate whether you will be joining us for the seminar, seminar and drinks or just drinks afterwards.

If you are unable to attend or think a colleague may benefit from this seminar please do forward the invitation.

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