Financial provision

Members of the Family Practice Group have considerable experience in matters relating to matrimonial finance work, offering high quality legal advice and representation to parties to ancillary relief applications in the County Court, Principal Registry of the Family Division and the High Court.

The team’s noted expertise includes:

  • All levels of ancillary Relief from high profile/high net worth complex proceedings to modest asset disputes
  • Bankruptcy and liquidation
  • Children  – under Schedule 1 Children Act 1989 and disputes in or outside of marriage
  • Injunctive relief including freezing orders
  • Companies, partnerships or other asset  arrangement disputes including concealment or dissipation of assets
  • Cohabiting partners disputes
  • Inheritance disputes under under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
  • International issues including child abduction, forum shopping
  • Pension
  • Pre-nuptial agreement disputes
  • Property disputes including transfer of tenancies
  • Trusts under Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 and Family Law Act 1996 and including offshore trusts

The benefit of Field Court Chambers multi-practice strength means that the money team can draw on the expertise of our other established groups such as Child Law team on issues concerning child abduction, the Court of Protection and Property teams, to ensure that all aspects of the case are carefully considered. Many members’ practices straddle these divisions in any event but our clients find that complex cases benefit from the complementary nature of practice groups within Field Court Chambers.

The Family Group is regularly sought after for its expert CPD-accredited training, workshops and seminar programmes. Members can also deliver bespoke in-house training to law firms, local authorities and other professional bodies on request.

Please contact seminars for further details.

Notable cases involving members of Chambers include:

  • Kremen v Agrest  (no 11) (Financial Remedy: Non-Disclosure: Postnuptial Agreement) [2012] EWHC 45 (Fam) [2012] 2 FLR 414 One of the leading post Rachmacher cases concerning the enforceability of post-nuptual agreements.
  • Q v Q (Ancillary Relief: Periodical Payments) [2005] EWHC 402 (Fam) – one of the first reported decisions after Parlour/McFarlane that considered the level of maintenance in cases where the income is in excess of £1m pa.
  • Stack v Dowden (HL) – important decision considering cohabitants’ beneficial interest in jointly held property. Chambers held a seminar on this case on 17 May 2007.