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Webinar: How has the Covid crisis affected pensions on divorce?

Free live webinar, to be broadcast on Tuesday 5th May 2020, 1pm-2pm.

  • Join Rhys Taylor, Barrister at 36 Family & 30 Park Place; Mena Ruparel, specialist family law solicitor and arbitrator; and George Mathieson, Mathieson Consulting Ltd to discuss how the Coronavirus crisis has affected pensions on divorce.

    The speakers will cover:

    • How has the Covid crisis affected pensions on divorce?
    • What does it mean for pension sharing?
    • What does it mean for pension offsetting?
    • Can I still rely on the pension report?
    • Delay caused by lockdown
    • Recent pension caselaw

    The Speakers

    Rhys Taylor
    Rhys Taylor is a barrister, arbitrator and mediator at 36 Family and 30 Park Place. He specialises in financial remedy and TOLATA/cohabitation cases. He is a Bencher of the Inner Temple and a member of the Bar Council ADR panel. He was a member of the Pension Advisory Group, co-author of Pensions on Divorce: A Practitioner's Handbook (3 rd edition, 2018) and a contributor to Resolution's "Cohabitation Claims" (2 nd edition, 2019) and Class's @eGlance. He has published numerous articles on family and property law and lectured the Judicial College on pensions on divorce. Rhys also conducts private FDRs. Rhys is commended in the Legal 500 and Chambers directories.

    Mena Ruparel
    Mena is a specialist family law solicitor and arbitrator with a portfolio career. She regularly writes, examines and trains on family law subjects. Mena is the co-author of the Unbundling Family Legal Services Toolkit, the author of the Matrimonial Finance Toolkit (2017) and the Matrimonial Finance Handbook (2020) published by the Law Society. Mena is also the editor of the Cilex family law manuals (levels 3 and 6) and supported distance learning materials. Mena will become co-chair of the Law Society family committee in September 2020; she is the Law Society representative on the Pension Advisory Group.

    George Mathieson
    George has been involved in the field of pensions and divorce for 15 years, but for the past 12 years it has been his sole business interest, having established Mathieson Consulting Ltd for this purpose. He has acted as SJE in over 4,000 cases, and as a party expert in many others.  Perhaps rather worryingly, an increasing number of his instructions are in cases where he is asked to help solicitors who are being sued for professional negligence in historic divorce cases involving pensions. George has lectured extensively on the subject, and had many articles published. He was a founding member of the Multi-Disciplinary Pension Advisory Group, under the joint Chairmanship of Mr Justice Francis and HHJ Hess, which sought ways to improve and make more consistent, the treatment of pensions in divorce proceedings.

    When? Tuesday 5th May, 1pm-2pm
    Where? Any device with sound and broadband


News, published: 21/04/2020


Published: 21/04/2020


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