Date: Thursday 11th June 2020
Time: 09:30
Venue: London
Cost: See External CLT website for details

Maria Scotland has teamed up with Central Law Training, providing a three-hour training session on safeguarding assets and reputations when a marriage breaks down. The course details are below:

This intermediate-level course presented by Maria Scotland considers how to protect the assets and reputation of clients in the context of a marriage breakdown. It will also explore the common pitfalls to avoid before and during divorce proceedings.

The course is suitable for mid-senior level family lawyers but junior family lawyers who want to increase their knowledge of this complex area of law are also encouraged.

Topics that will be considered include:

  • Disclosing assets and liabilities during divorce proceedings
  • The concept of matrimonial property 
  • Protecting family wealth and inherited wealth
  • The significance of pre-nuptial agreements
  • Whether assets can be protected in divorce and if so, how the client can protect their assets
  • Asset recovery cases
  • Common pitfalls that your client may have made before instructing you and how to approach them
  • How assets will be divided in the financial application ancillary to divorce and the factors likely to be considered by the judge
  • Dealing with trusts
  • Enforcing court orders
  • Keeping settlements confidential.

Maria practices exclusively in family law with a specialism in high end/ big money financial remedy applications and (private law) children work. She accepts instructions to act through a solicitor or directly from members of the public on a Direct Access basis. Maria is the joint head of the Family Team at 5 St Andrew’s Hill.