Family Finance Forum

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Trainer: Roger Isaacs
Trainer: Martin Ward
Trainer: Paul Infield

The Resolution family finance forum is suitable for all practitioners in family law who want to gain a deeper understanding of family law-related financial issues.

15 March 2019 – London

Event Programme

1:30pm – 2:30pm: Family Businesses and Forensic Accountants 

Roger Isaacs is an experienced forensic accountant and Chair of the Forensic Advisory Committee of the ICAEW. He has given expert witness accountancy evidence in over 100 family cases and will share some of his experiences of the common pitfalls for instructing solicitors and how to avoid them. He will also give an introduction to Resolution’s newly published guidance for those making initial enquiries of experts in financial remedy proceedings.

Roger Isaacs – Forensic Accountant at Milsted Langdon

2.30pm-3.30pm: Dealing with Dissipation 

This talk will cover strategies for responding to deliberate disposal of assets in family finance cases. How to prevent it from happening (s 37 injunctions) and what you can do for your client if it does happen (rescission and compensation).

Martin Ward – barrister at Fourteen Chambers

3.30-3.45pm: Break 

3.45pm-4.45pm: Financial Needs, Sharing and Compensation

What are needs? How do the courts assess needs? At what level should needs be met? How does the parties’ standard of living during the marriage affect needs? For how long should needs be met? When is sharing and compensation to be taken into account? This talk will examine these and other issues involved in the assessment of ‘needs’ in the light of the Family Justice Council’s ‘Guidance on Financial Needs on Divorce’ and recent case law.

Paul Infield – Barrister, Mediator, Family Arbitrator at The 36 Group

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