Virtual Conference – Family Law Update 2023

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Date: Friday 20th October 2023
Speaker(s): Lucy Loizou, Katharine Bundell, Safda Mahmood, Michael Allum
CPD Time: 6 Hours
Duration: 6 Hours
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KEY SUBJECTS

  • FINANCIAL REMEDY UPDATE TO INCLUDE PRACTICAL GUIDANCE
  • MODEST ASSET AND INCOME CASES
  • PRIVATE CHILDREN LAW 2023 – RECENT CASE LAW AND DEVELOPMENTS
  • THE DIGITAL WORLD: AN INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL ASSETS AND MANIPULATION OF DIGITAL DOCUMENTS
  • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE TREATMENT OF PENSIONS ON DIVORCE

SPEAKERS

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

Katharine Bundell, Barrister, 4PB Chambers

Safda Mahmood, Solicitor, Author and Lecturer

Michael Allum, Partner, The International Family Law Group LLP

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

09.30am CHAIRMAN’S INTRODUCTION

FINANCIAL REMEDY UPDATE TO INCLUDE PRACTICAL GUIDANCE

The financial remedy update will be divided into two parts and will provide practitioners useful guidance and various case law updates in relation to the following key areas:

  • Division of capital on divorce
  • Agreements
  • Non Marital Property to include post separation endeavours
  • Special Contribution and Compensation
  • Valuations and the courts approach
  • The update in relation to child periodical payments
  • Conduct
  • Disclosure
  • Practical miscellaneous judgments

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

MODEST ASSET AND INCOME CASES

This lecture will consider the jurisprudence and useful practice points for modest asset and income financial remedy cases. The talk will focus on how to divide smaller capital pots to meet housing needs, managing soft and hard debts, when a PODE is not necessary and Pps issues for smaller cases such as the interaction with benefits.

  • Dividing modest capital to meet housing need
  • Managing soft and hard debt
  • When a PODE is not needed and options for smaller pensions
  • Periodical payments and modest income cases: interaction with benefits and other jurisprudence
  • Practice points to manage costs in smaller cases

Katharine Bundell, Barrister, 4PB Chambers

PRIVATE CHILDREN LAW 2023 – RECENT CASE LAW AND DEVELOPMENTS

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

  • Child Arrangements Disputes – Difficulties and Options/Solutions
  • Specific Issue, Parental Alienation, use of Experts and Procedural Developments
  • Domestic Abuse Act 2021 and impact upon Private Children Law
  • Developments in Fact Findings, Scott Schedules and Cross Examination
  • Case Law Update

Safda Mahmood, Solicitor, Author and Lecturer

THE DIGITAL WORLD: AN INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL ASSETS AND MANIPULATION OF DIGITAL DOCUMENTS

This lecture will consider two difference aspects of our new digital world.

It will start with an introduction to digital assets, cryptocurrency and NFTS. Starting at the beginning with the language and concepts, the presentation will then touch on the few relevant cases we have had and then will look at practice points for those who hold digital assets and when they appears on the other party’s Form E.

The talk will also look at how the digital documents and evidence we use can be manipulated. Looking at examples of this, how to check for manipulation and what we can do if we find it.

  • The language and concepts of digital assets
  • Practice points if your client holds digital assets: valuation and the information you need to disclose
  • Practice points of the other client hold digital assets: what to ask in a questionnaire and valuations
  • The risks of digital documents manipulation: what are the most common cheats?
  • What to look for in a digital document if you are suspicious of manipulation
  • Applications you can make, if you find there has been manipulation

Katharine Bundell, Barrister, 4PB Chambers

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE TREATMENT OF PENSIONS ON DIVORCE

This presentation will provide a general overview and update regarding what practitioners need to know when dealing with pensions on divorce. It will include:

  • The forthcoming Pensions Advisory Group (PAG) Report #2
  • The recent updates to the Standard Financial Orders (SFOs)
  • Whether pensions should be divided by reference to capital value or income in retirement
  • The complex issue of apportionment
  • The recent impact of the value of defined benefit pensions
  • Barder events including recent case law
  • The sharing of English pensions after overseas divorce

Michael Allum, Partner, The International Family Law Group LLP

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