Family Law Update 2022

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Venue: Kensington Town Hall, London
Address: Hornton Street, London W8 7NX
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Date: Wednesday 26th October 2022
Time: 09:30-17:00
Speaker: Lucy Loizou, David Hodson OBE, Camini Kumar, Safda Mahmood, Katharine Bundell
CPD Time: 6 Hours
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KEY SUBJECTS

  • TOPICAL ISSUES IN FINANCIAL REMEDY CASES TO INCLUDE PRACTICAL GUIDANCE
  • WHAT SHOULD THE FINANCIAL SETTLEMENT BE? DIVIDING UP THE MARITAL AND NONMARITAL ASSETS
  • SCHEDULE 1 – THE OLD, THE NEW AND WHAT ON EARTH TO DO
  • PRIVATE CHILDREN LAW 2022 – RECENT CASE LAW AND DEVELOPMENTS
  • NON DISCLOSURE: HOW TO TACKLE IT, AND THE EFFECT IT HAS ON FINAL ORDERS

SPEAKERS

Lucy Loizou, Managing Partner, The International Family Law Group LLP

David Hodson OBE, Partner, The International Family Law Group LLP, Deputy District Judge at the Central Family Court

Camini Kumar, Barrister and Arbitrator, FOURTEEN

Safda Mahmood, Solicitor, Author and Lecturer

Katharine Bundell, Barrister, Fenners Chambers

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

09.30am CHAIRMAN’S INTRODUCTION

TOPICAL ISSUES IN FINANCIAL REMEDY CASES TO INCLUDE PRACTICAL GUIDANCE

This talk will consider various topical issues that have arisen in financial remedy cases over the last 18 months. It will cover relevant case law, changes in rules and provide practical guidance for solicitors:

  • Maintenance claims and recent case law developments. This will also include consideration of some decisions concerning CMS claims and how income is treated by the CMS.
  • Update on Set Aside Applications to also include the main practice points for these types of applications
  • Practical Guidance regarding the preparation of Court pleadings/documents
  • Other helpful case law from the last 18 months concerning discrete issues that may arise in a financial remedy case.

Lucy Loizou, Managing Partner, The International Family Law Group LLP

WHAT SHOULD THE FINANCIAL SETTLEMENT BE? DIVIDING UP THE MARITAL AND NONMARITAL ASSETS

  • Sharing and needs
  • Categories of assets: matrimonial home, pensions and income
  • Short and long marriages
  • The problem of assets in long separation cases
  • Forensic and discretionary divisions
  • Marital agreements and needs
  • Getting to a fair outcome

David Hodson OBE, Partner, The International Family Law Group LLP, Deputy District Judge at the Central Family Court

SCHEDULE 1 – THE OLD, THE NEW AND WHAT ON EARTH TO DO

This talk will give practical guidance on how to run a successful Schedule 1 claim, including:

  • Cost allowances and how to fund a claim
  • Preserving assets
  • Periodical payments -CMS, court and capitalisation
  • Capital provision and housing provision
  • Calderbank and costs
  • Claims by NRPs
  • Adult children

Camini Kumar, Barrister and Arbitrator, FOURTEEN

PRIVATE CHILDREN LAW 2022 – RECENT CASE LAW AND DEVELOPMENTS

This talk will aim to provide an update on recent developments and the following topics will be discussed:

  • Implacable Contact Disputes – difficulties and options/solutions
  • Specific Issue, Parental Alienation and case law developments
  • Domestic Abuse Act 2021 and impact upon Private Children Law
  • Where now with Fact Findings, Scott Schedules and Cross Examination?
  • Special Guardianship and Private Children Law – key considerations

Safda Mahmood, Solicitor, Author and Lecturer

NON DISCLOSURE: HOW TO TACKLE IT, AND THE EFFECT IT HAS ON FINAL ORDERS

This talk will consider the law behind non disclosure together with some recent cases on the point. It will address practice points on what applications can be made and will give guidance on what is effective in different circumstances and how to defend or prosecute such applications. This talk will cover the following main areas:

  • What applications can be brought before the Court to effect disclosure?
  • What is the effect of non disclosure on a final order?
  • What can the court do if it discovers non disclosure after the final order?

Katharine Bundell, Barrister, Fenners Chambers

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