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10 July 2018
Sofitel St James,

Trusts in Divorce Litigation

Latest guidance and essential practical tips for when trusts are involved in divorce proceedings

Why attend this event

Planning for succession

Understand the dos and don’ts of planning for successions and ensure that you are wealth planning in a way that isn’t going to result in the resulting structure being highly vulnerable to a divorce proceeding.

  • Private client toolkit
  • Family law riposte
  • Family law procedure 
What happens if trustees are drawn into a divorce?

Assess the strategies and tactics  to use and understand when trustees are drawn into a potentially long and acrimonious divorce proceeding. 

  • Dynamics of a divorce
  • Courts way to circumvent trust issues
  • Trustees and neutrality 
  • Matrimonial orders
  • Supervisory court of the trust 
Chaired by Dawn Goodman, Withers

Dawn advises all parties who may be involved in a dispute arising out of lifetime estate planning or on death, whether about trusts, foundations, professional negligence, fraud or succession. Previously a divorce lawyer, she also specialises in advising trustees and beneficiaries caught up in divorce proceedings.

Once a problem has arisen she advises on methods to defuse contention, risk mitigation and alternative dispute resolution as well as on proceedings if necessary, ranging from consensual to the most hostile

Why this conference?

What to expect:
  • This conference will take a comprehensive look at the challenges faced by the industry and allows you to obtain expert knowledge on how to tackle these challenges

  • The entire conference will be held under Chatham House rule, allowing for an open and balanced discussion

  • A diverse speaking faculty of international experts

Topics Addressed In 2018 Include:
  • Private client toolkit
  • Family law riposte and procedure
  • Dynamics of a divorce with trusts
  • How courts get around trust issues
  • Trustees neutrality
  • Matrimonial orders
  • Supervisory court of the trust role 
Who You Will Meet
  • Family lawyers
  • Private client lawyers
  • Trust companies
  • Private banks
  • Wealth & asset managers
  • Family offices
  • Accountants 

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