Private Client

Family Law Essentials

October 2nd


Family Law Essentials for Conveyancers and Private Client Lawyers

October 2nd

2 - 5pm

Speakers: Jenny Smith; Karen Gibbons; Lynsey Brown

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£135+VAT (Member price)

3hrs CPD

Conveyancers and Private Client Solicitors will often find themselves in situations where an understanding of family law can be a crucial factor to the outcome of their clients cases. Issues such as your clients rights as cohabitants and what is and what is not matrimonial property can prove tricky to navigate in some circumstances.

This seminar will provide an overview of the most pertinent areas of family law and how to avoid risk when dealing with these situations.

Topics covered include the following:

  • Cohabitation and death - Applications for financial provision on intestacy under s.29 of the Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006;
  • Cohabitation and separation - Applications for financial provision where cohabitation ends otherwise than by death under s.28 of the Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006;
  • Financial Provision on divorce, with a specific focus on the family law implications on the use of gifted and inherited funds; and
  • The role of Agreements – A consideration of Cohabitation Agreements and Pre-Nuptial Agreements.
  • The event begins at 2pm. Delegate registration is open from 1:30pm.

    Jenny Smith has experience of all aspects of family law, including divorce and separation, civil partnership, financial provision, cohabitant claims, preparation of pre and post nuptial agreements, cohabitation agreements and issues to do with children including residence and contact. She has a particular interest and experience in the financial issues arising from separation and divorce, often involving high net worth, complex or unusual matters. She has been involved in many complicated cases in both the Sheriff Court and the Court of Session. More...

    Karen Gibbons is a highly experienced family law solicitor who is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in family law and also as a family law mediator. She is trained in Collaborative Practice. Karen holds dual qualification in Scots and English law. She has extensive experience over the spectrum of family law case types, including financial provision and divorce cases; cohabitation cases; pre-nuptial and pre-cohabitation agreements; child related cases, including those with an international element and child abduction related matters. More...

    Family Law Solicitor Lynsey Brown provides advice on all aspects of family law, including separation, financial provision on divorce, dissolution of civil partnerships, child residence and contact issues, actions in relation to parental rights and responsibilities, cohabitation claims, cohabitation agreements and prenuptial agreements. She has a specific interest in adoption, and has experience in running step-parent adoption cases in particular. More...