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Pensions on Divorce Seminar 2017

Focused training from the experts

This focused seminar from an established team of experts will update your pensions knowledge and help you maximise the benefits of pension assets for your clients.

  • Speakers: David Salter, Maggie Rae, Robin Ellison, Rhys Taylor
  • Location: Copthorne Tara Hotel, Kensington, LONDON , W8 5SR (GPS W8 5SY)
  • Date: 07 March 2017 09:00 - 17:00
Price per delegate: £275 + £55 VAT = £330

This focused seminar from an established team of experts will update your pensions knowledge and help you maximise the benefits of pension assets for your clients.

Pensions can often become a major bone of contention for separating couples and frequently add a layer of complexity to the most apparently simple scenarios. Ensure the advice you give your client is accurate, up to date and strategically astute.

With illustrative case studies, expert speakers will take you through the legal and actuarial problems, demonstrating the practical application of the legal principles.

What is included?
✓ An update of recent developments from a specialist multidisciplinary speaker team
✓ In-depth guidance and practical tips on difficult practice issues
✓ An opportunity to put your own questions to the expert team
✓ Quality course materials for your reference
✓ Intermediate to advanced level update training
✓ Plus, 20% discount on selected Family Law products and online services

Who should attend?
✓ Family lawyers looking to enhance their pensions knowledge
✓ Private client lawyers
✓ Legal executives
✓ Financial and wealth management advisers dealing with divorce
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    David Salter

    David Salter is joint head of Family Law at Mills & Reeve LLP. He has over 40 years experience of assisting clients in achieving a fair and cost effective resolution to their difficulties whether divorce, separation or child related. His work includes helping clients whose cases have an...


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    Maggie Rae

    Maggie Rae is a consultant in the firm’s family department, joining Clintons from Mishcon de Reya in 1999. She has over 34 years’ experience of dealing with the whole range of family law matters, and routinely acts for high net worth individuals and their spouses, both domestically and...


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    Robin Ellison

    Robin is Head of Strategic Development for Pensions, advising on the development of pensions and related products as well as European pensions, pensions trustee law and pensions in matrimonial matters. In addition to being an accredited mediator, Robin is a non executive director for a number of...


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    Rhys Taylor

    Barrister and arbitrator, 30Park Place, Cardiff and 36Family, London Rhys Taylor is a barrister of 20 years’ call, who specialises in financial remedy and TOLATA cases. He is regularly instructed in knotty TOLATA cases involving disputes over the ownership of land, constructive trusts,...


09:30     Registration and Coffee

10:00     Chairman’s Welcome

               David Salter


10:05     Pensions on Divorce:  The International Context

               David Salter

  • Enforcing an English pension order against a foreign pension
  • Enforcing a foreign pension order against an English pension
  • Overseas pensions as an avoidance tool
  • Impact of pensions issues on forum consideration


10:30     What’s New And What To Look Out For

              Rhys Taylor

  • Judicial assumptions in a pensions context
  • The Family Justice Council guidance on pensions and how it compares with court decisions
  • Pensions: A capital asset or an income-producing resource?
  • Latest cases

11:30       Coffee


11:45       Case Study I:   Middle Money (led by Rhys Taylor)

                Case Study II:  International (led by David Salter)


13:00       Lunch


14:00       Recent Pensions Law The Family Lawyer Must Know

               Robin Ellison

  • The new pension freedoms – and their limits
  • Rules on pension costs
  • What happens on insolvency
  • Selling annuities
  • Pensions scamming

14:30       Case Study III:  Practice and Procedure (led by Maggie Rae)

                Case Study IV:  Pensions Law (led by Robin Ellison)

15:45       Afternoon Tea

16:00       Pulling It All Together In Practice

                Maggie Rae

  • Gathering information: What you need to know and why
  • Using experts: When and who
  • Asset protection in the flexi-age
  • Implementation: Tips and wrinkles
  • Challenging pension sharing orders


16:30       Panel Question and Answer Session


17:00       Close of Seminar

Copthorne Tara Hotel

Located in the heart of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington offers an extremely convenient location, with easy access to many shops and restaurants, as well as to the popular districts of Knightsbridge and Notting Hill.

Situated in a quiet residential corner, just minutes from High Street Kensington, this hotel is perfectly situated for guests wishing to visit some of the British capital's greatest attractions. Nearby places of interest include Hyde Park, the Royal Albert Hall and Kensington Palace.

The hotel offers excellent customer service, comfortable guest rooms, bar and restaurants. Guests can enjoy an authentic Oriental meal at Bugis Street or sample British and European cuisine at The Brasserie Restaurant and Bar.

Please note: If using a satellite navigation to locate the hotel, please use the postcode: W8 5SY


Copthorne Tara Hotel, Kensington, LONDON
W8 5SR (GPS W8 5SY)

Full cop
5.5 CPD under the Solicitors Regulation Authority, CILEx’s Continuing Professional Development Schemes and under the Bar Standards Board New/Established Practitioner Programmes.

Jordan Publishing, Regus Castlemead, Terrace Floor, Lower Castle Street, Bristol, BS1 3AG
Tel: +44 (0)117 917 5009

Email: jordans-conferences@lexisnexis.co.uk

Early Bird Discount
Organisations registering delegates before 5pm on Friday 10 February 2017 are entitled to an early bird discount. This offer is not available in conjunction with any other discounts.

All fees are inclusive of refreshments, lunch (all day events only) and course documentation. 
Cheques payable to LexisNexis.

Booking Terms
You may place your booking on our website (booking form tab), email your booking to jordans-conferences@lexisnexis.co.uk, complete and post an order form or send us a letter. Receipt of your completed order or registration form constitutes a firm booking. All invoices for this event must be paid within 30 days of the invoice date. 
Please be advised that a one delegate per booking policy applies and a single booked place cannot be shared between multiple delegates.

Acknowledgement of Bookings
A registration letter including full details of the venue and a map will be sent by email two weeks prior to the event. If you have not received acknowledgement of your registration one week before the event, please telephone our Conference Department on 0117 917 5009 to confirm that your registration has been received.

Registration on the Day
The event will start promptly at 10.00am, registration will take place in the preceding half hour.

Substitute Delegates
If you are unable to attend, a substitute may attend in your place. Please inform us of any changes as soon as possible.

Cancellation and Refunds
A credit against the registration fee payable (less an administration fee of £50.00 plus VAT per delegate) can only be made in respect of written cancellations received by Jordan Publishing in Bristol at least 10 days before the event. The full registration fee plus VAT is payable on cancellations received less than 10 days before the event.

Please note
It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of Jordan Publishing to change the content and/or timings of the programme and/or venue and/or speaker.
Would you like to be the headline sponsor at this event and position your organisation at the forefront of the legal market? 

This event will provide an excellent platform for you to raise your profile in front of key industry participants and showcase your expertise and services to new clients.

For more information about the range of sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities available please contact Gemma on 0117 918 5162 or email gemma.langley@lexisnexis.co.uk.
“The day was a really good balance of information and practical application”
Consultant, Mattioli Woods

“Very useful and practical course with the case studies being particularly helpful”
Solicitor, Nelsons Law

“A very worthwhile day. Lots to digest”
Partner, Silk Family Law
FREE ePDF of the February issue of Family Law with every booking

As His Honour Judge Edward Hess states in his Foreword to the February 2017 issue of Family Law:

‘It is no coincidence then that this edition has no fewer than five excellent articles dealing with pension issues. If there is a common theme in these articles it is perhaps that they express a frustration that the appellate courts have not grappled with the subject as much as they might have done. This impressive collection should play its part in casting light on these questions and perhaps accelerating some clear answers.’

The featured article in this ‘Pensions Special’ is barrister Rhys Taylor’s 40-page comprehensive review of those everyday conundrums which courts face when deciding how to deal with pensions on divorce and dissolution of civil partnership in England and Wales. Pensions’ expert witness George Mathieson then looks at the thorny issue of offsetting from the perspective of the pension practitioner and demonstrates the difference of opinion which appear to be emerging between the court’s view of pensions and the views of the majority of experts.

In the third article Solicitor Beverley Morris together with George Mathieson suggest that the Family Justice Council’s Guidance on Financial Needs on Divorce could have done more to improve the way pensions are treated in financial remedy cases and call for more guidance on pension sharing/attachment and offsetting by way of a multi-disciplinary working party.

Then Beverley Morris joins with Philip Cayford QC in examining an alternative route to enforcing pension related orders and finally solicitor David Salter deals with the other side to the Goyal coin, frequently encountered in practice, where there are divorce proceedings in another jurisdiction and an order is sought in relation to an English pension.

The ePDF will be emailed to all delegates after the seminar.

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