The Practitioner’s Forum on Trusts in Divorce

The only event to bring together Trust and Family Lawyers to address the intricate issues arising from trusts in divorce. 

In-person | 15th February 2024 | The Dilly, London 

View Agenda See All Speakers Book Now

Discover the dual perspectives that shape the realm of trusts in divorce.

Learn from 9 sessions featuring 25+ experienced divorce lawyers who navigate the complexities of trust inclusion in proceedings, alongside trust experts who strategise ways to defend and preserve trusts amidst marital upheavals.

Explore the intracacies of trusts in divorce by diving into:


Understanding How and When

Trusts are Brought into Divorce

- The trust as an asset 

- Stress testing against divorce 

Judgments: Enforcing Divorce

Orders Against a Trust 

- What can the trustee do to facilitate settlement 

- Jurisdictional differences 

- What has the Barclay case shown us 

Trust Disclosure During Divorce Litigation 

- Dealing with non-disclosure and the forms it can take 

- Different orders that can be issues during proceedings 

- 3rd Party Disclosure Orders 

Examining Firewall Provisions in

Relation to Foreign Divorce Orders 

- Joinder of trustees to proceedings 

- Pros and cons to submitting to foreign court orders 

- How enforcement can vary depending on the jurisdiction 


Tax Implications, Consequences and Pitfalls 

- What to consider and what to avoid 

- Tax traps and consequences upon settlement 

- Tax upon separation of assets 


Exploring How Prenuptial and Postnuptial

Agreements Can Mitigate Divorce to Structures 

- Submitting to jurisdictions 

- Fixing choice of law 

- Arbitration 


Your Expert Co-Chairs:

Latest Confirmed Speakers Include:

Marcus Dearle
Marcus Dearle Senior Partner
Miles Preston
Joanna Poole
Joanna Poole Partner
Farrer & Co
Claire-Marie Cornford
Claire-Marie Cornford Partner
Irwin Mitchell
James Sheedy
James Sheedy Partner
Collas Crill
Nick Williams
Nick Williams Partner
Simon Blain
Simon Blain Partner
Christopher Wagstaffe KC
Christopher Wagstaffe KC Barrister
29 Bedford Row
Harry Oliver KC
Harry Oliver KC Barrister
James Freeman
James Freeman Partner
Charles Russell Speechlys
Emma Holland
Emma Holland Partner
Andrew Mold KC
Andrew Mold KC Barrister
Wilberforce Chambers
Jennifer Dickson
Jennifer Dickson Partner
Christopher Pocock KC
Christopher Pocock KC Barrister
Rachel Davison
Rachel Davison Partner
Taylor Wessing
Elizabeth Hicks
Elizabeth Hicks Director
Family Law in Partnership
Nicholas Holland
Nicholas Holland Partner
McDermott, Will & Emery
Prof Jonathan Harris KC (Hon.)
Prof Jonathan Harris KC (Hon.) Barrister
Serle Court
Mark Harper
Mark Harper Partner
Hughes Fowler Carruthers
Alexander Thorpe KC
Alexander Thorpe Barrister
Oliver Auld
Oliver Auld Partner
Charles Russell Speechlys
Nicola Bushby
Nicola Bushby Partner
Boodle Hatfield
Priya Palanivel
Priya Palanivel Partner
Siena Gold
Siena Gold Partner
Harbottle & Lewis
Richard Kershaw
Richard Kershaw Partner
Hunters Law
Sofia Thomas
Sofia Thomas Director
Thomas Consulting
Tom Deely
Tom Deely Senior Associate
Howard Kennedy LLP
Kate Clark
Kate Clark Partner
Mishcon de Reya
Jenny McKeown
Jenny McKeown Practice Group Leader
Stephenson Harwood
Stacey Nevin
Stacey Nevin Partner
Kingsley Napley
Michael Adkins
Michael Adkins Partner
Collas Crill (Guernsey)
Rose Fetherstonhaugh
Rose Fetherstonhaugh Barrister
5 Stone Buildings


Partnering on an event, or indeed the community as a whole, will increase your company’s profile and brand awareness.

We can provide bespoke value-adding partnerships. We will work in collaboration with you to develop a marketing solution to meet your objectives across varying events and thought leadership content. We will ensure that you gain value through the right medium, focused on your desired audience, with a true partnership that delivers value to your marketing needs. Want to know more?


For Partnership enquiries, please contact Helen on +44 (0) 20 3433 2281 or email

Contact Us


For Speaker enquiries please contact Seth on +44 (0) 20 3433 2282 or email


For Partnership enquiries please contact Helen on +44 (0) 20 3433 2281 or email

General & Booking

For General & Booking enquiries please contact General & Booking on +44 (0) 20 3398 8551 or email