Non-matrimonial Financial Remedies - 'the hard stuff'

Wednesday 8 November 2017, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Garden Court Chambers

Date: Wednesday 8 November 2017
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Garden Court Chambers, 57-60 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ  
Areas of Law: Family Law , Children Law , Divorce and Family Finances , International Family Law

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Cost: £25.00 + VAT

The speakers will address issues that are frequently raised by clients but are outside of the Matrimonial Causes Act (1973) and are consequently less well understood. Such claims are on the rise as more families exist outside of the more traditional model of marriage (and civil partnership).

This seminar will cover:

  • Trusts of Land - in the absence of any holistic set of rules to protect cohabitants, claiming a share in property may be the only remedy available when cohabitants separate - and it is a property law remedy using civil procedure not a family law one. In addition, many matrimonial finance claims involve third party interests in property which are settled using trusts of land principles. The seminar will give practical tips on how to run this sort of case from the start as it is very different from a financial remedies case, as well as provide the law behind the claims.
  • Child Support - in the absence of agreement the calculation of child maintenance is a matter for the Child Maintenance Service and any challenge to their decisions is brought in the Social Security and Child Support Tribunal - a very different world with different rules to the Family Court.
  • Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989 - once upon a time this was a rarely used remedy by the ex-girlfriends of footballers or models who had affairs with super-rich businessman.  Nowadays it is more commonly used as more couples do not get married. It is both more restrictive and more open ended than the increasingly rigid remedies offered by the Matrimonial Causes Act (1973).


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To book your place on this seminar, please use the booking form below. If you have any queries, please contact the Garden Court Chambers events team on Please note that speakers and seminar content are subject to change.


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