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HNW Divorce Magazine - Issue 4 - 2020, A Year Like No OtherDate: 18/12/2020 Type: Articles Community Magazine ThoughtLeaders 4 Content Topic: HNW Divorce | ADR | Children | Client Perspective | Finances | Modern Family | Remote Hearings | Arbitration | Private FDR’s | Early Neutral Evaluations |
Author: ThoughtLeaders4 HNW Divorce
As this “unprecedented” year draws to a close and we prepare for a new year that hopefully promises a whole new world, we invite our readers to wrap up 2020 with the 4th Edition of our HNW Divorce Magazine.
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HNW Divorce Magazine - Issue 3 - The Perfect Staycation Read…Date: 06/08/2020 Type: Community Magazine Topic: HNW Divorce | ADR | Children | Client Perspective | Finances | Modern Family | Remote Hearings | Arbitration | Private FDR’s | Early Neutral Evaluations |
Author: ThoughtLeaders4 HNW Divorce
We are delighted to bring you the Summer edition of the HNW Divorce Magazine. With lockdown easing, having the brake pedal squeezed, over, impending or a 2nd wave imminent there has never been greater pressure on everyone’s way of life. Community has never been more important to the busy practitioner and we are pleased to bring you truly unprecedented industry-led content in the bumper 3rd edition of the HNW Divorce Magazine.
HNW Divorce Magazine - Issue 2 - Community Comes FirstDate: 24/04/2020 Type: Community Magazine Topic: FIRE | Enforcement | Offshore | HNW Divorce | ADR | Children | Client Perspective | Finances | Modern Family |
Author: ThoughtLeaders4 HNW Divorce
We are delighted to bring you the Community Comes First edition of the HNW Divorce Magazine, where you will get the latest insights from all professionals whose practice encompasses or touches upon the HNW Divorce community.
HNW Divorce Magazine - Issue 1 - Valentines SpecialDate: 19/02/2020 Type: Community Magazine Topic: FIRE | International | Enforcement | Offshore | HNW Divorce | ADR | Children | Client Perspective | Finances | Modern Family |
Author: ThoughtLeaders4 HNW Divorce
We are delighted to bring you our inaugural Valentines edition of the HNW Divorce Magazine, where you will get the latest insights from all professionals whose practice encompasses or touches upon the HNW Divorce community.
What a Difference a year makes - SLIDESDate: 16/04/2021 Type: ThoughtLeaders 4 Content Topic: HNW Divorce | Children | Finances |
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Capacity & Sexual Relations: A Radical Re-AssessmentDate: 14/01/2021 Type: Articles Topic: HNW Divorce | Children | Modern Family | Author: Sarah Williams - Payne Hicks Beach & Martha Gray - Harcourt Chambers
A recent decision by the Court of Appeal in A Local Authority v JB  EWCA Civ 735 has led to a radical re-assessment of the way in which courts should assess capacity and sexual relations in future cases.
James Baldwin-Webb Joins Thought Leaders 4 as Private Client Partnership Director!Date: 04/01/2021 Type: ThoughtLeaders 4 Content Announcement Topic: Private Client |
Author: ThoughtLeaders4 Private Client
James has been the commercial lead on many globally renowned Private Client events and forums and has over 10 years of experience of curating communities across the full spectrum of the Private Client advisory market.
James’s arrival re-unites him with Laura Golding and along with the ThoughtLeaders4 directors, gives over 30 years’ experience within Private Client, and will add continued impetus to an already rapidly growing community.
Brexit & Family Law Full SlidesDate: 26/11/2020 Type: Webinars Topic: HNW Divorce | Author: iFLG & Libra Avocats
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Brexit & Family Law Event AgendaDate: 25/11/2020 Type: Articles Reports Webinars Topic: HNW Divorce | Modern Family | Author: ThoughtLeaders4
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Chart Brexit - List of rules applicable in France after BrexitDate: 24/11/2020 Type: Articles Infographics Webinars Topic: HNW Divorce | Finances | Author: Delphine Eskenazi - Libra Avocats
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TL4 Cross-Over Case Study Overview for AttendeesDate: 18/11/2020 Type: Guide Case Study Topic: FIRE | HNW Divorce | Private Client | Author: ThoughtLeaders4
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EU laws continue until at least 2038 and beyondDate: 17/11/2020 Type: Articles Topic: HNW Divorce |
Author: Prof David Hodson OBE MICArb, iFLG
The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020. But in matters of law it fully leaves on 31 December 2020. But EU laws will continue to apply, and be applied, in the English family courts from 1 January 2021 onwards, probably until 2038 and perhaps beyond. This fact is not much known, has not been widely publicised but is very relevant for those who wish to continue to rely on EU laws in their family affairs.
TL4 X-Over Case StudyDate: 12/11/2020 Type: ThoughtLeaders 4 Content Case Study Topic: FIRE | HNW Divorce | Private Client |
Case study outine for TL4 Virtual Community X-Over on 19 November 2020 is a unique virtual event bringing together HNW Divorce, FIRE and Private Client experts.
Cooking up a storm: The Privy Council’s decision in Webb v WebbDate: 09/11/2020 Type: Articles Topic: HNW Divorce | Finances | Private Client | Trusts | Author: Gemma Willingham, Luke Richardson and Gareth Roberts, Baker & McKenzie LLP
This follows our previous piece, Divorced from reality: Pugachev, Webb, and illusory trusts in divorce proceedings, which was published in the August 2020 edition.
On 3 August 2020 the Privy Council handed down its eagerly awaited Webb v Webb ( UKPC 22) judgment in the appeal from the Cook Islands. Its judgment grapples with several important issues, with perhaps the most eye-catching aspectRead more
Villiers October Event SlidesDate: 05/10/2020 Type: Reports Webinars Topic: HNW Divorce | Modern Family | Author: Villiers Event Speakers
Quickfire HNW Divorce: Hot Topics in Finances & Children - Event SlidesDate: 25/09/2020 Type: Reports Webinars Topic: HNW Divorce | Children | Finances | Author: Event Speakers
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War Stories on Pre- and Post-nuptial agreementsDate: 21/09/2020 Type: Articles Topic: HNW Divorce | Finances | Modern Family |
Author: Lucy Greenwood
Marital agreements are becoming increasingly popular in England & Wales as more couples seek greater certainty of financial outcomes in the event they divorce. The increasing number of international couples (who may be more used to such agreements) has also made marital and civil partnership agreements more popular and culturally acceptable in England & Wales.
Hot topics in proceedings for financial provision after a foreign divorce (Part III)Date: 21/09/2020 Type: Articles Topic: HNW Divorce | Finances | Modern Family |
Author: Michael Allum
Proceedings for financial claims after a divorce has already taken place in another country (known in England and Wales as Part III applications) are politically, legally, and culturally sensitive. These applications enable a court in one country to determine whether a financial outcome made in another country is fair and adequate and if not, additional financial relief can be secured. This can sometimes lead to very large financial settlements. This talk deals with the most relevant cases in the last 12 months and discusses some current thorny issues including the difficulty in sharing English pensions after a foreign divorce post 31 December 2020.
Family law leaves the EU: the law on 1 January 2021Date: 17/09/2020 Type: Articles Topic: HNW Divorce | Finances | Modern Family |
Author: David Hodson OBE MICArb
EU family laws end on New Year’s Eve 2020. For all new proceedings from 1 January 2021 onwards there will be reference to national laws and non-EU international laws. This article summarises what is that law, separating out threefold elements of jurisdiction, forum and recognition with enforcement. In turn it is within the three key areas namely divorce, maintenance and children.
Family law leaves the EU: the conjunctive or disjunctive interpretation resolved by EU guidanceDate: 07/09/2020 Type: Articles Topic: HNW Divorce |
Author: David Hodson OBE MICArb
Over the summer there was real uncertainty concerning the proper and appropriate interpretation of a key part of the 2019 EU Withdrawal Agreement (WA). Not a matter of mere academic or political interest, it was vital for family law practitioners to know how to prepare for EU exit, specifically what steps should be taken in their cases this autumn and winter. Last week the EU published guidance which very helpfully clarified the position, confirmed by the UK Ministry of Justice.
Claiming maintenance where the petition is based on sole domicileDate: 04/08/2020 Type: Articles Topic: HNW Divorce | Finances | Modern Family | Remote Hearings |
Author: Peter Duckworth & Conor Fee - 29 Bedford Row
In the recent unreported decision of B v B, heard remotely at the CFC in May 2020, two members of chambers were on opposite sides: Peter Duckworth for the wife and Conor Fee for the husband. The skeleton arguments and ensuing judgment addressed controversies that have surrounded the interpretation of Article 3 of Council Regulation (EC) No 4/2009 (the Maintenance Regulation).
Death & Divorce Full Event SlidesDate: 20/07/2020 Type: White Papers Topic: Author: ThoughtLeaders4
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Trusts in Divorce 6th July Event SlidesDate: 07/07/2020 Type: Webinars White Papers Topic: HNW Divorce | Finances | Private Client | Trusts |
Slides from the Trusts in Divorce event on the 6th JulyRead more
29 Bedford Row Event MaterialsDate: 01/06/2020 Type: Reports Topic: HNW Divorce | Author: 29 Bedford Row
Downlaod the event notes and slides from the recent 29 Bedford Row event - HNW Divorce, The latest from 29 Bedford RowRead more
Cases Referred to in Trustees & Divorce Virtual EventDate: 01/06/2020 Type: Reports Topic: HNW Divorce | Finances | Author: Trustees & Divorce Speakers
Crib sheet of cases referred to in recent virtual eventRead more
Suggested Guidance for the conduct of Financial Dispute Resolution/Neutral Evaluation Hearings & for the conduct of a remote hearing as arbitrator or PFDRDate: 29/05/2020 Type: Reports Webinars White Papers Guide Topic: HNW Divorce | Children | Finances | Remote Hearings | Arbitration | Private FDR’s | Early Neutral Evaluations | Author: Nicholas Allen QC - 29 Bedford Row, Janet Bazley QC - 1GC, Andrzej Bojarski - The 36 Group, Nigel Dyer QC - 1 Hare Court, Marina Faggionato - QEB, Charles Hale QC - 4PB, Suzanne Kingston - Mills & Reeve, Christopher Pocock QC - 1KBW
Drafted by an experienced cohort of QC’s, barristers and arbitrators who regularly practice as private judges and arbitrators in remote hearings, this guidance aims to answer these questions and provide insight on best practice. See guidance documents below:
Want further clarifiaction? Question the authors directly in a 1 hour webinar on 12 June 2020 designed to provide guidance on the guide:
A Guide to Remote Private Hearings: Arbitrations, Private FDRs and Early Neutral Evaluations (12pm-1pm, 12 June 2020)Read more
Urgent relief and the practical implications of social distancing: business as usual, but not as usualDate: 12/05/2020 Type: Articles Topic: FIRE | Enforcement | HNW Divorce | Finances |
Author: Catherine Eason & Andrew McLeod - PCB Litigation
A flood of material released by the courts of England and Wales has ensured that the message has quickly spread that, while it may not be quite as usual, every step is and will be taken to ensure that court business continues.
How far does the Split reflect the Family law realityDate: 12/05/2020 Type: Articles Topic: HNW Divorce | Children | Client Perspective | Finances | Modern Family |
Author: Samantha Woodam - The Divorce Surgery
The Split, a BBC One drama which follows the personal and legal challenges faced by the Defoes (a family of female divorce lawyers to high-end and celebrity clients), returned to our screens last month after the success of its first series back in Spring 2018.
Splitting Finances on DivorceDate: 12/05/2020 Type: Articles Topic: HNW Divorce | Finances |
Author: Svenja Keller – Killik
Getting divorced is never easy and quite often, splitting up the finances is one of the most stressful parts of the divorce process. As financial advisers, we cannot take the emotional stress away but we can make the financial discussion easier and in some cases, we can find ways to improve the overall tax situation. I have even seen one situation in which a divorce became the most viable option to achieve a specific financial goal… more on this later.
Attacking and defending (pension) trusts in divorceDate: 12/05/2020 Type: Articles Topic: HNW Divorce | Finances |
Author: Joseph Steadman - Wilberforce Chambers
Pensions can be of huge significance for divorcing high-net-worth couples. The most recent ONS figures show that for the wealthiest 10% of households, private pensions amount to 44% of overall wealth, compared to 30% held in property and 22% held in other investments.
The current obstacles facing intended parents in UK/US international surrogacy arrangementsDate: 12/05/2020 Type: Articles Topic: HNW Divorce | Children | Modern Family |
Author: Sarah Williams - Payne Hicks Beach
Although both altruistic and compensated surrogacy in the England is legal, it is important to note that English surrogacy contracts are not legally enforceable and therefore wholly reliant on goodwill for their execution.
Enforcement of Matrimonial Orders and potential funding optionsDate: 12/05/2020 Type: Articles Topic: HNW Divorce | Finances |
Author: Hannah Davie& Michael Leeds of Grant Thornton UK LLP - Alex Cooke and Alex Hulbert of Schneider Financial Solutions
Disputes within HNW Divorces are increasingly common.
Clients can spend considerable sums and years fighting for a successful Matrimonial Order (Order), which they envisage will be paid after an Order is obtained.
Can you enforce the terms of an English order in Jersey?Date: 12/05/2020 Type: Articles Topic: HNW Divorce | Finances |
Author: Lauren Glynn & Victoria Cure - Carey Olsen
Many practitioners will appreciate that Jersey is a self-governing Crown Dependency with constitutional rights of self-government and judicial independence. It follows that orders made in the courts of England and Wales are not enforceable as of right in this jurisdiction. We focus in this article on three common scenarios we see when such cross-jurisdictional considerations arise and the steps you can take to ensure that the terms of such an order are honoured.
Coronavirus’ impact on HNWs adviceDate: 12/05/2020 Type: Articles Topic: HNW Divorce | Finances | Modern Family |
Author: Alexander Troller & Joséphine Auberjonois - Lalive
The Coronavirus pandemic reminds us of Simone de Beauvoir’s “All men are mortal” Both encourage us to re-evaluate our priorities, prompting us to seize new opportunities otherwise ignored under the “business as usual” regime.
UK EU Cooperation in Family Law after Brexit: the effect for HNW familiesDate: 12/05/2020 Type: Articles Topic: HNW Divorce | Finances |
Author: David Hodson OBE MICArb
The UK has left the EU. But existing laws continue throughout the transition period, end December 2020. Some had lobbied for EU family laws nevertheless to continue. In February 2020 the UK government confirmed EU laws will end completely. But the UK is probably the leading jurisdiction for international families and the EU represents a significant number of the independently mobile cross-border families. It is essential there is future cooperation. Moreover, what will be the effect and impact on high net worth families?
Compensation claims on divorce - when the clocks can’t be turned back to recover loss of future earning potentialDate: 04/05/2020 Type: Articles Topic: HNW Divorce | Finances |
Author: Stacey Nevin - Kingsley Napley
Our client was successful in her claim for “compensation” for what Mr Justice Moor described as her “relationship generated disadvantage”. The principle of compensation first appeared in the family courts in the 2006 judgment of Miller v Miller; McFarlane v McFarlane  UKHL 24. Since then, there have been no reported cases where the principle has been argued successfully, until now
Child abduction during the Coronavirus PandemicDate: 04/05/2020 Type: Articles Topic: HNW Divorce | Children |
Author: Lina Khanom - IFLG
In Re N (A child)  EWFC 35 the High Court was asked to consider whether judicial delays abroad caused by COVID-19 was a reason to depart from the general practice recommended in the decision in Re S (A Child) (Abduction: Hague Convention)  4 WLR 108 namely that the court should defer making its own return order until an application under the 1980 Hague Convention has been determined in the other member state.
Should Children be Moving between their Parents’ Homes during the Coronavirus?Date: 24/04/2020 Type: Articles Topic: HNW Divorce | Modern Family |
Author: Samantha Woodham - The Divorce Surgery
Living through the Coronavirus creates a heightened sense of stress and anxiety for us all. Decisions that used to require no thought at all are now, for many of us, very fraught: Should I go to the supermarket? How should I take my daily exercise? Do we have enough food this week? How can I support my elderly relatives? It is an extremely challenging time.
Couples to be able to ‘Tie the Knot’ over ZoomDate: 20/04/2020 Type: Articles Topic: HNW Divorce | Modern Family |
Author: Michael Allum
That is to be the position in New York after Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on 18 April 2020 that he had signed an Executive Order allowing New Yorkers to obtain marriage licences remotely and authorising clerks to perform ceremonies via video conference.
The Heartbreak of Grandparents during CoronavirusDate: 20/04/2020 Type: Articles Topic: HNW Divorce | Modern Family |
Author: Vanessa Lloyd Platt - Lloyd Platt & Co
The media has been at great pains to emphasize the huge surge in cases of domestic abuse during the course of the Coronavirus lockdown. In some areas there has been reported some 400 cases over the lockdown period which has lasted a month. Translated across the country and in fact the world, the case numbers are ever growing.
Trustees and Divorce: Navigating Stormy WatersDate: 13/04/2020 Type: Articles Topic: Finances |
Author: Jonathan Arr, Elizabeth Doherty & Ed Parry Smith - Macfarlanes
Debt, death and divorce: often grimly cited as the estate agent’s best friends, they are also three main harbingers of trust litigation. The last of these can be particularly troublesome for trustees, who can find themselves in a difficult position when a beneficiary (or beneficiaries) of a discretionary trust divorce, especially when it is taking place in the English courts