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HNW Divorce Year in Review: A Year Like No Other

26 Feb 2021

Location: 12pm -2.00pm Virtual Event (Zoom)
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HNW Divorce Year in Review: A Year Like No Other

Highlights

HNW Divorce Year in Review is the ultimate showdown between 10 of the top divorce practitioners. In a year like no other, which has been the most important divorce topic of the year? You decide!

Tune in for a unique format whereby:

  • Each speaker pitches their topic for 5 minutes
  • Strict 5 minutes with the mute button at the ready
  • Each speaker has 30 seconds to object to a topic being important
  • Audience decides the winner at the end
  • 5 minute and 30 seconds timers on screen throughout

Chaired by Brent Molyneux QC, 29 Bedford Row, the mute button is not an idle threat. See below for your line-up of competitors. 

Meet your competitors

Brent Molyneux QC
Barrister
29 Bedford Row

Principally known for his expertise in high net worth financial remedy cases, including those with complex international aspects.


Brent Molyneux QC
Brent Molyneux QC Barrister
29 Bedford Row
Rosie Schumm
Partner
Forsters

Rosie is a Partner in Forsters' Family team and is known for taking a creative and pragmatic approach to family law to achieve the best outcome for her clients. She specialises in advising high net worth clients on complex divorce and financial matters, including those relating to children.

Her work frequently has an international dimension, involving trusts, offshore assets and family businesses. She is also highly experienced in preparing and negotiating pre and post nuptial agreements for high net worth families.  

Rosie is a regular commentator on developments in family law and has appeared in The Telegraph, Times, and The Guardian and written articles for the Law Society Gazette and Spears. She has presented seminars to wealth managers, city bankers, accountants, fiduciary services and mediators and has prepared presentations for family law and private client conferences in Italy, the Channel Islands and London.


Rosie Schumm
Rosie Schumm Partner
Forsters
Simon Bruce
Senior Counsel
Farrer & Co

Simon Bruce
Simon Bruce Senior Counsel
Farrer & Co
Charlotte Bradley
Partner
Kingsley Napley

Charlotte Bradley
Charlotte Bradley Partner
Kingsley Napley
Frank Feehan QC
Barrister
1KBW

Frank has expertise in all areas of family law and is unusual in having successfully represented parties in both financial and children matters, domestic and international, in all levels of court including the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court in the last 5 years.

In the last year he has appeared in Sharp v Sharp, the landmark case concerning the approach to short and ‘dual career’ marriages; Mills v Mills, concerning the proper approach to a lifetime maintenance order (to be heard in the Supreme Court in June 2018); S v A (forthcoming) concerning a novel approach to the construction of awards in Sch 1 Children Act cases; Re M (Children) concerning the enforcement of foreign private law orders in the UK; and Re W (A Child) concerning the approach to be taken to domestic adoption cases.

Frank is a Recorder and sits in children and finance cases; he is qualified to sit in the Financial Remedies Unit at the Central Family Court.


Frank Feehan QC
Frank Feehan QC Barrister
1KBW
Simon Webster
Barrister
1 Hare Court

Principal practice is focused on large and complex financial remedy claims, often with international elements and often with cross-border jurisdiction issues

Simon is regularly instructed by the leading solicitors firms in London, Manchester, Bristol and Leeds.

In the last three years Simon has appeared in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court as well as a multitude of cases before the lower courts.

Simon’s practice also encompasses financial claims on behalf of children (Schedule 1) and claims concerning property ownership after relationship breakdown.

Simon has been listed as a ‘Star Junior’ in Chambers & Partners 2016 and was named Family Law Junior of the Year.


Simon Webster QC
Simon Webster Barrister
1 Hare Court
Morgan Sirikanda
Barrister
QEB

Morgan is an experienced practitioner who focuses on all aspects of financial work in the field of Family Law, with an emphasis on matrimonial finance cases. He also regularly advises in property disputes between unmarried couples under “TOLATA” and applications for financial provision for children.


He is often instructed on his own against QCs in very high value financial cases, often with an international element. He has appeared before every level of tribunal up to and including the Court of Appeal.


Morgan undertakes arbitrations both as advocate and qualified arbitrator; he regularly sits as a “private judge” in out-of-court Financial Dispute Resolution hearings.
Morgan is recommended as a leading family law junior in both the Legal 500 and in Chambers and Partners. He has been praised for his skill at conveying ideas clearly and succinctly, for his technical knowledge and ability to stay calm and collected in tricky situations and before challenging judges. The Legal 500 has previously summed him up as categorically excellent in all respects.


In 2019, Morgan was appointed as a Recorder (part-time judge), sitting in the Family Court on the South Eastern circuit.


Morgan Sirikanda
Morgan Sirikanda Barrister
QEB
Laura Heaton
Barrister
29 Bedford Row

Laura’s practice is predominantly focussed on financial remedies cases including of high net worth, high profile clients and cases with modest assets but other complex aspects including trust and company structures, on and offshore assets and where 3rd parties intervene.

She has a wide range of experience of Trusts of Land cases and applications under Schedule 1 to the Children Act 1989.

She has worked as a junior to a number of QCs both in and out of Chambers.

Laura is also interested in other dispute resolution methods. She is a collaborative lawyer and mediator.


Laura Heaton
Laura Heaton Barrister
29 Bedford Row
James Pirrie
Director
Family Law in Partnership

James Pirrie
James Pirrie Director
Family Law in Partnership
Christopher Wagstaffe QC
Barrister
29 Bedford Row

Session: 10.20am  Examining the Pros & Cons of the use of the Media in an HNW Divorce


Christopher Wagstaffe QC
Christopher Wagstaffe QC Barrister
29 Bedford Row
Brett Frankle
Partner
Withers

Brett is a partner in the divorce and family team.

He advises clients on all aspects of family law, including divorce, cohabitation, children, prenuptial agreements and civil partnerships with a particular emphasis on the resolution of complex financial disputes.


Brett Frankle
Brett Frankle Partner
Withers

Agenda

11.55am
Audience Log-on
12.00pm
Chair's Opening Remarks
Speakers:
Brent Molyneux QC - Barrister - 29 Bedford Row
12.05pm
HNW Divorce Year in Review: Showdown
  • Top Up Maintenance for children
  • Delivering family justice in a post COVID world
  • Developments in Children Act 1989 Schedule 1 cases
  • RC v JC – the future of compensation
  • FDR privilege after V v W
  • Developments in short marriage cases
  • The treatment of pension in needs cases
  • Setting aside orders after CB v EB
  • Arbitration after Haley
  • Non-disclosure and financial proceedings

 

Speakers:
Simon Bruce - Senior Counsel - Farrer & Co
Charlotte Bradley - Partner - Kingsley Napley
Morgan Sirikanda - Barrister - QEB
Christopher Wagstaffe QC - Barrister - 29 Bedford Row
Frank Feehan QC - Barrister - 1KBW
Simon Webster QC - Barrister - 1 Hare Court
Rosie Schumm - Partner - Forsters
Laura Heaton - Barrister - 29 Bedford Row
James Pirrie - Director - Family Law in Partnership
Brett Frankle - Partner - Withers
1.00pm
Topic Rebuttals
1.05pm
Audience Vote & Panel Q&A Discussion
1.30pm
Chair's Summation & Close of Event
Speakers:
Brent Molyneux QC - Barrister - 29 Bedford Row

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