Event Details

WEBINAR - Private FDRs and Family Finance Issues in the Current Climate

Thursday 11 June 2020 14:00 - 15:00

This course will cover:

  • What are the options for getting a family finance case resolved
  • Arbitration, Private FDR and Mediation - the practical differences
  • What sort of cases are suitable for this method of resolution
  • The practicalities of setting up an arbitration - How does it work in practice - How is it enforced - Is there any appeal
  • Preparing for and conducting a Private FDR or mediation
  • Update on recent case law on arbitration and mediation


Speakers’ profiles:

This webinar will be presented by Derek Marshall, Neil Maton and Tahina Akthar from College Chambers.


Derek Marshall

A large amount of Derek’s work lies in the field of family finance, including the division of assets on divorce and separation, and upon a death in the family. His experience of business matters gives him a particular expertise in cases where there are complex issues over the value and ownership of companies and firms.


Neil Maton

Matrimonial Finance has been Neil’s primary area of specialism for the last 15 years. He has a long established practice across the south and south coast of England. He acts for a wide range of individuals including business owners, entrepreneurs, those with modest assets to those with significant wealth. His work in family finance also extends to applications under TOLATA and advising and acting for third party interveners


Tahina Akther

Tahina as Head of the team is a Family Finance specialist with over 15 years practice experience including in the Court of Appeal. She completed a specialist Masters Degree in 2006 on the treatment of Pensions in Divorce. Her dissertation won an award from the Association of Women Graduates due to promoting the understanding of an under examined area of law. She is regularly asked to provide training seminars to other lawyers on this area of law due to her expertise in this field.

She has an extensive practice in cases involving complex issues such as valuation of private companies, final salary pensions, allegations of sham trusts, accessing assets abroad and those held in complex financial structures. She is known for her ability to “make the complex seem simple” for her clients.

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