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Webinar Archive 24th June 2021

No Fault Divorce

No-fault divorce delayed but set to arrive in the UK in April 2022 with many calling it the biggest change to divorce law in England and Wales for over 50 years. It is a movement that started back in 1996 with the repealed Family Law Act, culminating with the Divorce Dissolution and Separation bill gaining Royal Assent […]

Past Events
23rd Jun 2021, 12:30 to 13:30

No Fault Divorce

No-fault divorce delayed but set to arrive in the UK in April 2022 with many calling it the biggest change to divorce law in England and Wales for over 50 years. It is a movement that started back in 1996 with the repealed Family Law Act, culminating with the Divorce Dissolution and Separation bill gaining Royal Assent […]

Webinar Archive 19th May 2021

COVID-19 as a Barder Event and Generally as Grounds for Variation Webinar

In COVID-19 as a Barder Event and Generally as Grounds for Variation, Mark Ablett reviews notable recent decisions and provide practical analysis and advice designed to give an up to date overview of the key issues and update delegates on law, practice and procedure in this uncertain world.   To access a copy of the slides which […]

The Family Law Podcast 18th May 2021
Tara Lyons

Business valuations in financial remedy proceedings

For our final episode of the season, Tara Lyons is joined by forensic accountant Nick White of Nick White Divorce Accountants for a fascinating talk on business valuations in financial remedies proceedings.   To download please click here.  

Past Events
19th May 2021, 12:30 to 13:00

COVID-19 as a Barder Event and Generally as Grounds for Variation

Pump Court Chambers Family Team is pleased to invite you to our forthcoming webinar ‘COVID-19 as a Barder Event and Generally as Grounds for Variation‘. In this lunch time webinar Mark Ablett will review notable recent decisions and provide practical analysis and advice designed to give an up to date overview of the key issues […]

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

Cryptocurrency in Divorce

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 […]

News, Blog 15th March 2021
Jennifer Lee

The perils of contested divorce proceedings

As many practitioners will be aware, defended divorce cases are rare. According to a recent study by the Nuffield Foundation,  “No Contest: Defended Divorce in England & Wales”, formally defended divorces account for less than one percent of divorces each year in England & Wales. ‘The perils of contested divorce proceedings’ written by Jennifer Lee, […]

Webinar Archive 11th February 2021

Pensions – What every family solicitor needs to know

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 […]

Past Events
11th Feb 2021, 08:00 to 09:30

Pensions – What every family solicitor needs to know

Please join us via Zoom for our latest Winchester Breakfast Briefing ‘Pensions – What every family solicitor needs to know’, where our guest speaker will be George Mathieson, CEO and Expert Witness 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 […]

News, The Family Law Podcast 14th December 2020
The Family Law Podcast

Pension ring-fencing after W v H

In this fascinating Family Law Podcast, Tara Lyons is joined by Caroline Bayliss of Excalibur Actuaries to talk pension ring-fencing following the judgment in W v H [2020] EWFC B10. In particular, in circumstances where HHJ Hess indicated straight line ring-fencing could be unfair, Caroline gives her expert view on alternative methods of ring-fencing and their implications on sharing.   To download […]

News, The Family Law Podcast 3rd December 2020
The Family Law Podcast

Adjourning Capital Claims

Edward Boydell and Cordelia Williams join host Tara Lyons to discuss adjourning capital claims in financial remedy proceedings. They look at a raft of recent decisions with slightly conflicting tests, as well as tracing the history of adjourning capital claims and a curious connection with Pump Court Chambers.     To download please click here. […]

The Family Law Podcast 9th November 2020

Conduct in financial remedies: where are we now?

Maria Henty of Pump Court takes host Mark Ablett through the up to date position in relation to conduct in financial remedy proceedings. The pair reflect on Mostyn J’s efforts to formally categorise different kinds fo conduct in OG v AG [2020] EWFC 52 and Maria provides some invaluable pointers on when to run, and […]

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