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 Family Court and the Family Division.

The team’s noted expertise includes:

  • All levels of financial remedy work from high profile and high net worth complex proceedings to modest asset disputes
  • Bankruptcy and liquidation
  • Schedule 1 Children Act 1989 disputes
  • Injunctive relief including freezing orders
  • Companies, partnerships or other asset  arrangement disputes including concealment or dissipation of assets
  • Cohabiting partners disputes
  • Inheritance disputes under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975
  • International issues including forum shopping and offshore trusts
  • Disputes involving pension issues
  • Pre-nuptial agreement disputes
  • Property disputes including transfer of tenancies
  • Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 disputes

The benefit of Field Court Chambers’ breadth of practice groups means that the Family Provision team can draw on the expertise of our other established groups, such as the Court of Protection and Property teams, to ensure that all aspects of a case are carefully considered. Many members’ practices straddle these areas 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 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 Radmacher cases concerning the enforceability of post-nuptial 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 per annum.
  • Stack v Dowden (HL) – important decision considering cohabitants’ beneficial interests in jointly held property.

Financial provision barristers