InsightsWebinar | Video - Family and Divorce - POSTED: June 18 2021
Understanding your clients’ legal needs: Wealth protection on divorce
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Who should watch?
The ‘Understanding your clients’ legal needs’ on-demand webinar series is tailored for those in the professional services sector.
This particular webinar will be of significant value to independent financial advisers, accountants, and other professionals working in this arena.
The first part of the webinar focuses businesses on divorce, with guidance on:
- Why the courts are interested in a business on divorce
- What the court can order in relation to businesses on divorce
- Valuations – practical aspects to consider and factors that impact on the valuation of a business
- Family companies – key considerations
Mark Leeson supports this presentation with real-life case examples.
The second part of the webinar focusses on the current status of marital agreements within English law. Speaker Stuart Snow reviews what needs to be done, in practice, for these agreements to have the best chance of being upheld and provides information on:
- What is a pre-nup?
- The key principles of pre-nuptial agreements
- Drafting agreements
Mei-Ling McNab supports this presentation by highlighting a range of real-life case examples regarding pre- and post-nuptial agreements.
View on-demand – how to watch
Play the video below to see the full recording of the webinar. You can switch on subtitles within the video player to follow as you watch.
Disclaimer: The content of this webinar is for guidance purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Information correct at time of recording (June 2021).
Mei-Ling McNab, Partner and Joint Head of Family, Brachers
Mei-Ling has practised family law since 2000 and in Kent for the last seven years, having spent the previous 13 years at a niche family practice in London. Mei-Ling is noted for her strength and reputation in high net worth financial disputes and pre-/ post-nuptial agreements.
Amongst her peers Mei-Ling has built up a stellar reputation for her proactive approach and ability to ‘think outside the box’ in particular for dealing with marital disputes within the agricultural and business sector.
Mark Leeson, Partner and Joint Head of Family, Brachers
Mark has worked in family law in Kent for more than 30 years and is highly regarded by local practitioners, counsel and the judiciary. Mark has significant expertise in all areas of family law including matrimonial finances, children and cohabitee disputes. Mark trained as a mediator in 1995 and has been accredited since 1999. He continues to undertake mediations regularly.
Mark has also been a collaborative practitioner since 2007. He has completed the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialist ACTAPS course. He provides training in family law for trainees in the Law South Group.
Elizabeth Spence, Barrister, Stour Chambers
Elizabeth is well known for her representation of clients in complex financial proceedings often involving complicated business arrangements, inherited assets or agreements. She also handles complex children law matters, including cases of abuse and parental alienation.
“Outstanding in finance work. She is my go-to discuss a finance case.” Chambers and Partners 2020
‘Elizabeth Spence is a go-to barrister for high-value cases with issues of minority shareholdings and opponents deploying hostile litigation tactics.” Legal 500 2021
“She is a fantastic advocate who fights tooth and nail for her clients.” Legal 500 2021 – ranked as a leading junior
Stuart Snow, Barrister, Stour Chambers
Stuart has a strong practice in the field of financial remedies as well as jurisdictional disputes and Schedule 1 applications.
Stuart regularly attends all stages of the process and places a strong emphasis on attempting to resolve disputes at FDR or before. He is client focused and will always work alongside his solicitors to ensure the client achieves the best outcome to their particular circumstances.
S v S  Family Court at Canterbury (Jurisdiction dispute)
Stuart opposed an application to rescind decree nisi and dismiss financial remedy proceedings notwithstanding a valid talaq having been granted in Oman.
Also available in this webinar series
This webinar is part of a series, to watch further webinars visit the resources below:
- Understanding your clients’ legal needs: Supporting clients with dementia
- Understanding your clients’ legal needs: Wills
- Understanding your clients’ legal needs: Contentious estates
- Understanding your clients’ legal needs: Lasting Powers of Attorney
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