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HNW Divorce Litigation - Flagship Conference

24th November 2021 - THE BREWERY, 52 Chiswell St, London

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Agenda

Registration
9.00am

Chair's Opening Remarks
9.30am

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

Jane Keir, Partner
Kingsley Napley

Jonathan Hilliard QC, Barrister
Wilberforce Chambers

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

With 5 years of a Boris led Conservative government and 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

The Rt Hon Sir Mathew Thorpe, Formerly Lord Justice of Appeal
UK Court of Appeal

Examining the Pros & Cons of the use of the Media in an HNW Divorce
10.10am

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? 

Nicholas Allen QC , Barrister
29 Bedford Row

Ben Parry-Smith, Partner
Paynes Hicks Beach

Refreshment Break
10.50am

Attacking and Defending Trusts in Divorce: Is the Family Court Position on Trusts Correct?
11.10am

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? 

Dawn Goodman, Partner
Withers

Harry Oliver QC, Barrister
1KBW

Nick Holland, Partner
McDermott, Will & Emery

Giles Richardson, Barrister
Serle Court

Andreas Kistler, Partner
Carey Olsen (Jersey)

When Children Impact on an HNW Divorce
12.00pm

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

Claire Blakemore, Partner
Withers

Andrew Bagchi QC, Barrister
1GC

Lunch
12.35pm

Where are we with Maintenance
1.35pm

Mark Freedman, Partner
Osbornes Law

Katie Longmate , Partner & Mediator
Alexiou Fisher Philipps

Katherine Dunseath, Barrister
1GC

A Game of Hide and Seek: Enforcing a Divorce Award
2.20pm

  • Unusual assets
  • International enforcement 

Hannah Davie, Director
Grant Thornton

Alexander Troller, Partner
LALIVE

Mary Young, Partner
Kingsley Napley

Amy Harvey, Of Counsel
Peters & Peters

Refreshment Break
3.00pm

Wealth Planning Hints and Tips for Safeguarding against Divorce
3.15pm

  • Maximum flexibility
  • Use of spouses as tax planning tools
  • Pre-nups and post-nups
  • Wealth planning pre-White & White
  • Retention of powers

Elizabeth Doherty, Partner
Macfarlanes

Alex Carruthers , Partner
Hughes Fowler Carruthers

Gemma Willingham, Partner
Baker McKenzie

Jessica Henson, Partner
Payne Hicks Beach

Richard Wilson QC , Barrister
Serle Court

Client Perspective Roundtable
4.00pm

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?

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

The Future of the Family Courts
4.40pm

The Rt Hon Sir Mathew Thorpe, Formerly Lord Justice of Appeal
UK Court of Appeal

David Hodson OBE MCIArb Judge, Deputy District Judge
Central Family Court

Chair's Summation & Close of Conference
5.10pm

Jane Keir, Partner
Kingsley Napley

Jonathan Hilliard QC, Barrister
Wilberforce Chambers

Cocktail Reception
5.15pm

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

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 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

The Rt Hon Sir Mathew Thorpe - Formerly Lord Justice of Appeal - UK Court of Appeal
10.10am
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? 

Nicholas Allen QC - Barrister - 29 Bedford Row
Ben Parry-Smith - Partner - Paynes Hicks Beach
10.50am
Refreshment Break
11.10am
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? 

Dawn Goodman - Partner - Withers
Harry Oliver QC - Barrister - 1KBW
Nick Holland - Partner - McDermott, Will & Emery
Giles Richardson - Barrister - Serle Court
Andreas Kistler - Partner - Carey Olsen (Jersey)
12.00pm
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

Claire Blakemore - Partner - Withers
Andrew Bagchi QC - Barrister - 1GC
12.35pm
Lunch
1.35pm
Where are we with Maintenance
Mark Freedman - Partner - Osbornes Law
Katie Longmate - Partner & Mediator - Alexiou Fisher Philipps
Katherine Dunseath - Barrister - 1GC
2.20pm
A Game of Hide and Seek: Enforcing a Divorce Award
  • Unusual assets
  • International enforcement 
Hannah Davie - Director - Grant Thornton
Alexander Troller - Partner - LALIVE
Mary Young - Partner - Kingsley Napley
Amy Harvey - Of Counsel - Peters & Peters
3.00pm
Refreshment Break
3.15pm
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
Elizabeth Doherty - Partner - Macfarlanes
Alex Carruthers - Partner - Hughes Fowler Carruthers
Gemma Willingham - Partner - Baker McKenzie
Jessica Henson - Partner - Payne Hicks Beach
Richard Wilson QC - Barrister - Serle Court
4.00pm
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?

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
4.40pm
The Future of the Family Courts
The Rt Hon Sir Mathew Thorpe - Formerly Lord Justice of Appeal - UK Court of Appeal
David Hodson OBE MCIArb Judge - Deputy District Judge - Central Family Court
5.10pm
Chair's Summation & Close of Conference
Jane Keir - Partner - Kingsley Napley
Jonathan Hilliard QC - Barrister - Wilberforce Chambers
5.15pm
Cocktail Reception

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