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1 Day Conference

HNW Divorce Litigation - NEW DATE

18 May 2021

Location: The IoD Building, 116 Pall Mall, London
Members: £299 + VAT - Book by 03 Dec
Non Members: £499 + VAT - Book by 03 Dec

HNW Divorce Litigation - NEW DATE

Highlights

International landscape for co-operation & enforcement of awards in a Boris Brexit Land

  • Boris Land: European Family Law Co-operation Post Brexit
  • A Game of Hide and Seek: Enforcing a Divorce Award

Examining the Pros & Cons of the use of the Media in an HNW Divorce

  • Is there ever a pro?
  • Insight from the other side of the fence

Cross-Border wealth planning tips and traps

  • Attacking and Defending Trusts in Divorce: Is the Family Court Position on Trusts Correct?
  • Wealth Planning to Safeguard against Divorce

Delve into the mind of a client in an HNW Divorce

  • Client Perspective Roundtable
  • When Children Impact on an HNW Divorce
  • Psychology of Lying
Jane Keir
Partner
Kingsley Napley

Session:   Co-Chair of the Day


Jane Keir
Jane Keir Partner
Kingsley Napley
Jonathan Hilliard QC
Barrister
Wilberforce Chambers

Session:   Co-Chair of the Day


Jonathan Hilliard QC
Jonathan Hilliard QC Barrister
Wilberforce Chambers
The Rt Hon Sir Matthew Thorpe
Formerly Lord Justice of Appeal
UK Court of Appeal

Session: 9.40am  Boris Land: European Family Law Co-operation Post Brexit


The Rt Hon Sir Matthew Thorpe
The Rt Hon Sir Matthew Thorpe Formerly Lord Justice of Appeal
UK Court of Appeal
Dawn Goodman
Partner
Withers

Dawn is a partner in the trust, estate and inheritance disputes team.

Having a wealth of experience of litigation in most offshore jurisdictions, as well as in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Dawn advises all parties who may be involved in a dispute arising out of lifetime estate planning or on death, whether about trusts, foundations, professional negligence, fraud or succession. Previously a divorce lawyer, she also specialises in advising trustees and beneficiaries caught up in divorce proceedings.

Dawn uses her experience as to what can go wrong to advise trustees and protectors on their duties and how to manage and reduce their risk. Settlors are advised on how to create robust structures.

Once a problem has arisen she advises on methods to defuse contention, risk mitigation and alternative dispute resolution as well as on proceedings if necessary, ranging from consensual to the most hostile.

Dawn features in Who’s Who Legal’s list of International Private Client Lawyers as one of the ‘most highly regarded practitioners in the world’, described as ‘phenomenal’ according to their sources who praise her ‘responsiveness’.


Dawn Goodman
Dawn Goodman Partner
Withers
Harry Oliver
Barrister
1KBW

Session: 11.20am  Attacking and Defending Trusts in Divorce: Is the Family Court Position on Trusts Correct?


Harry Oliver
Harry Oliver Barrister
1KBW
Elaine Gray
Partner
Carey Olsen

Elaine Gray
Elaine Gray Partner
Carey Olsen
Jessica Henson
Partner
Payne Hicks Beach

Session: 3.40pm  Wealth Planning Hints and Tips for Safeguarding against Divorce


Jessica Henson
Jessica Henson Partner
Payne Hicks Beach
Ahi Wheeler
Psychotherapist & Counsellor
Harley Street Therapy

Session: 2.00pm  Psychology of Lying


Ahi Wheeler
Ahi Wheeler Psychotherapist & Counsellor
Harley Street Therapy
Andrew Bagchi QC
Barrister
1GC

Session: 12.20pm  When Children Impact on an HNW Divorce


Andrew Bagchi QC
Andrew Bagchi QC Barrister
1GC
Katie Alexiou
Founder
Katie Alexiou Divorce Consultant

Session: 4.20pm  Client Perspective Roundtable


Katie Alexiou
Katie Alexiou Founder
Katie Alexiou Divorce Consultant
Jer O'Mahony
Partner & Head of Family Office
Killik & Co

Session: 4.20pm  Client Perspective Roundtable


Jer O’Mahony
Jer O'Mahony Partner & Head of Family Office
Killik & Co
Alexander Troller
Partner
LALIVE

Session: 2.40pm  A Game of Hide and Seek: Enforcing a Divorce Award

Alexander Troller is a partner at LALIVE. He specialises in civil litigation, with a particular focus on advising private clients on estate and inheritance disputes, including high net worth divorce proceedings and financial matters. His experience in this area has earned him recognition as a leading private client practitioner by Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal.


Alexander Troller
Alexander Troller Partner
LALIVE
Laura Rosefield
Founder & Senior Partner
Rosefield Divorce Consultancy

Session: 4.20pm  Client Perspective Roundtable


Laura Rosefield
Laura Rosefield Founder & Senior Partner
Rosefield Divorce Consultancy
Metta MacMillan-Hughes
Partner
Lennox Paton

Session: 11.20am  Attacking and Defending Trusts in Divorce: Is the Family Court Position on Trusts Correct?


Metta MacMillan-Hughes
Metta MacMillan-Hughes Partner
Lennox Paton
Nick Holland
Partner
McDermott, Will & Emery

Session: 11.20am  Attacking and Defending Trusts in Divorce: Is the Family Court Position on Trusts Correct?


Nick Holland
Nick Holland Partner
McDermott, Will & Emery
Alison Hayes
Partner
Levison Meltzer Pigott

Session: 12.20pm  When Children Impact on an HNW Divorce


Alison Hayes
Alison Hayes Partner
Levison Meltzer Pigott
Richard Foss
Partner
Kingsley Napley

Session: 2.40pm  A Game of Hide and Seek: Enforcing a Divorce Award


Richard Foss
Richard Foss Partner
Kingsley Napley
Hannah Davie
Director
Grant Thornton

Session: 2.40pm  A Game of Hide and Seek: Enforcing a Divorce Award


Hannah Davie
Hannah Davie Director
Grant Thornton
Claire Blakemore
Partner
Withers

Claire is a partner in the divorce and family team.

She brings commitment, energy, strong technical expertise and sound judgement to all her work, spanning the full range of family law issues. Claire goes the extra mile for her clients with whom she has solid relationships.

Whether working with domestic or international clients, she deals with complex financial claims, children issues, pre and postnuptial agreements and cohabitant disputes and has extensive experience advising on cases involving trusts.

Her clients are in commerce, finance and tech, professionals, families with inherited wealth and those in the public eye. Whilst being highly experienced in difficult litigation she also has a busy dispute-resolution practice as a collaborative lawyer and mediator.

She has acted for (and for the spouses of) trustees, doctors, lawyers, hedge fund managers, members of aristocracy and people in the public eye. With clients involved in anything from sports and retail to pharmaceuticals and technology, Claire is well versed in dealing with clients holding senior positions in many different sectors.


Claire Blakemore
Claire Blakemore Partner
Withers
Stephen Atherton QC
Barrister
Twenty Essex

Session: 2.40pm  A Game of Hide and Seek: Enforcing a Divorce Award


Stephen Atherton QC
Stephen Atherton QC Barrister
Twenty Essex
Elizabeth Doherty
Partner
Macfarlanes

Session: 3.40pm  Wealth Planning Hints and Tips for Safeguarding against Divorce


Elizabeth Doherty
Elizabeth Doherty Partner
Macfarlanes
Alex Carruthers
Partner
Hughes Fowler Carruthers

Session: 3.40pm  Wealth Planning Hints and Tips for Safeguarding against Divorce


Alex Carruthers
Alex Carruthers Partner
Hughes Fowler Carruthers
Nicholas Allen QC
Barrister
29 Bedford Row

Nicholas Allen
Nicholas Allen QC Barrister
29 Bedford Row
Bill Hewlett
Founder
Bill Hewlett Therapeutic Mediation

Session: 4.20pm  Client Perspective Roundtable


Bill Hewlett
Bill Hewlett Founder
Bill Hewlett Therapeutic Mediation
Gemma Willingham
Partner
Baker McKenzie

Session: 3.40pm  Wealth Planning Hints and Tips for Safeguarding against Divorce


Gemma Willingham
Gemma Willingham Partner
Baker McKenzie
Ben Parry-Smith
Partner
Paynes Hicks Beach

Ben Parry-Smith
Ben Parry-Smith Partner
Paynes Hicks Beach

Agenda

9.00am
Registration
9.30am
Chair's Opening Remarks

Co-chaired by an eminent Family Law practitioner and a Chancery QC, bringing balance and prospective throughout the day

Speakers:
Jane Keir - Partner - Kingsley Napley
Jonathan Hilliard QC - Barrister - Wilberforce Chambers
9.40am
Boris Land: European Family Law Co-operation Post Brexit

With 5 years of a Boris led Conservative government and the inevitably of Brexit in 2020 how will the Family courts across Europe co-operate and ensure the integrity of law. Hear from the renowned Sir Matthew Thorpe on the likely shape of the future landscape

Speakers:
The Rt Hon Sir Matthew Thorpe - Formerly Lord Justice of Appeal - UK Court of Appeal
10.20am
Examining the Pros & Cons of the use of the Media in an HNW Divorce

With divorce cases more and more interesting to the public rather than in the public interest, how has the media become a tool in the armoury of divorce lawyers and practitioners? 

Speakers:
Nicholas Allen - Barrister - 29 Bedford Row
Ben Parry-Smith - Partner - Paynes Hicks Beach
11.00am
Refreshment Break
11.20am
Attacking and Defending Trusts in Divorce: Is the Family Court Position on Trusts Correct?

With the perennial battle between the family and chancery courts still ongoing, is the family court position correct? And have recent cases given practitioners more of a roadmap to achieve their client's goals? 

Speakers:
Dawn Goodman - Partner - Withers
Harry Oliver - Barrister - 1KBW
Elaine Gray - Partner - Carey Olsen
Nick Holland - Partner - McDermott, Will & Emery
Metta MacMillan-Hughes - Partner - Lennox Paton
12.20pm
When Children Impact on an HNW Divorce

This session will focus on the crossovers between children litigation and HNW proceedings. From issues such as an absent but high earning husband wanting 50/50 custody to the overarching question of is it right to keep finances and children totally separate in proceedings

Speakers:
Andrew Bagchi QC - Barrister - 1GC
Claire Blakemore - Partner - Withers
Alison Hayes - Partner - Levison Meltzer Pigott
1.00pm
Lunch
2.00pm
Psychology of Lying

This session will delve into why people lie to themselves, their lawyers and the other side. It will talk through how to work with clients with personality disorders, how to spot a genuine disorder, how to deal with it and how it should impact future proceedings

Speakers:
Ahi Wheeler - Psychotherapist & Counsellor - Harley Street Therapy
2.40pm
A Game of Hide and Seek: Enforcing a Divorce Award
  • Unusual assets
  • International enforcement 
Speakers:
Richard Foss - Partner - Kingsley Napley
Hannah Davie - Director - Grant Thornton
Stephen Atherton QC - Barrister - Twenty Essex
Alexander Troller - Partner - LALIVE
3.20pm
Refreshment Break
3.40pm
Wealth Planning Hints and Tips for Safeguarding against Divorce
  • Maximum flexibility
  • Use of spouses as tax planning tools
  • Pre-nups and post-nups
  • Wealth planning pre-White & White
  • Retention of powers
Speakers:
Elizabeth Doherty - Partner - Macfarlanes
Alex Carruthers - Partner - Hughes Fowler Carruthers
Gemma Willingham - Partner - Baker McKenzie
Jessica Henson - Partner - Payne Hicks Beach
4.20pm
Client Perspective Roundtable

Unique opportunity to hear the clients experience of going through a divorce. What were the key considerations in being comfortable with your legal team and what were the pitfalls and drawbacks along the way?

Speakers:
Katie Alexiou - Founder - Katie Alexiou Divorce Consultant
Laura Rosefield - Founder & Senior Partner - Rosefield Divorce Consultancy
Jer O’Mahony - Partner & Head of Family Office - Killik & Co
Bill Hewlett - Founder - Bill Hewlett Therapeutic Mediation
5.00pm
Chair's Summation & Close of Conference
Speakers:
Jane Keir - Partner - Kingsley Napley
Jonathan Hilliard QC - Barrister - Wilberforce Chambers
5.15pm
Cocktail Reception

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Contact Us

If you are interested in this event and would like some more information before making your decision to attend please contact Paul on 020 7107 4155 or email paul@thoughtleaders4.com