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York Family Finance Forum


13 July, York

A half-day event for all family law practitioners who want to gain a deeper understanding of family law related financial issues.

1.00 Registration and lunch

1.30 – 2.30 Pensions update: Philip Way, Partner at Mills & Reeve

  • The Pension Advisory Group has recently published draft guidance dealing with the thorny issue of pensions on divorce. Philip Way will lead a session explaining the thinking of the Group with particular emphasis on the practical guidance that they offer to busy practitioners.
  • Philip will also look at recent decisions concerning pensions on divorce and provide tips to ensure that common elephant traps are avoided.

2.30-3.30 “A (Judge’s) foot in the door: Last orders at the (s 28 (1A)) Bar!”, Gwyn Evans, barrister at Tanfield Chambers

  • Can the court apply the ‘sharing’ principle to a party’s earning capacity when determining spousal periodical payments?
  • Will a court apply the ‘compensation’ principle when assessing periodical payments if one former spouse had secured financial advantage by way of enhanced earnings during and as a result of the marriage?
  • Should a receiving party be expected to use capital ‘shared’ on divorce to meet income needs?

Gwyn Evans distils the wisdom to be found in Waggott v Waggott [2018] EWCA Civ 727, FF v KF [2017] EWHC 1093 (Fam), Aburn v Aburn [2016] EWCA Civ 72 and other recent judgments on the eve of the Supreme Court decision in Mills v Mills. In this talk Gwyn also offers some general tips on term orders, and running a case for periodical payments in a financial remedy application.

3.45 – 4.45 "The beginning and the end", Jessica Lee, barrister at 1GC Family Law

  • Dividing the time between pre/post nuptial agreement and looking at contested/defended divorces in the wake of Owens.
Half day
CPD points:
3.15 hours
How to book:
Please download and complete the booking form and return with a cheque or BACS payment.

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