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Webinar: Understanding and Protecting Pension Sharing Orders

Webinar to be broadcast on Wednesday 25th November 2020.

  • Join Rhys Taylor, barrister, 36 Family; Mena Ruparel, specialist family law solicitor and arbitrator, and Mike Horton, barrister, Coram Chambers as they discuss pension sharing orders.

    Points covered will include:

    • Using a financial neutral after relationship breakdown
    • The pension/financial information assessment meeting ("P/FIAM") – how it can help clients and solicitors?
    • Protecting a pension sharing order – when is a pension sharing order effective?
    • What is the status of a pension sharing order after a Rose order but before a draft has been sealed?
    • Typical undertakings that would be prudent to ask for.
    • If undertakings not forthcoming, how do injunctions work in the pension sharing context?
    • Problems with injunctions and occupational pensions
    When? 1pm-2pm, Wednesday 25th November 2020
    Where? Any device with sound and an internet connection
    How much? Free


    The speakers

    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.

    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.

    Michael Horton
    Mike specialises in complex financial remedy cases and in ToLATA disputes. He has particular experience of appellate work and work with an international element, including cases involving Brussels I Recast, Brussels II Revised and the Maintenance Regulation. Mike also undertakes some court of protection work.

News, published: 27/10/2020


Published: 27/10/2020


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