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Family Law Country Focus - United Arab Emirates

How to advise your client on finance issues

Two Part Webinar

Presented by;

Byron James, Expatriat Law

Agenda - 20th March 11-12noon - broadcast live and available on demand

Finance Focus

- Merits of divorcing in the UK or UAE;

- Matters which one should have regard to asset treatment in the UAE,

  with regard to financial remedies;

- Enforcement of orders obtained in England in the UAE

Agenda - 19th April 11am - 12noon- broadcast live and available on demand

Children Focus

- Treatment of parents under sharia law;

- How children disputes are resolved in the UAE;

- What steps can be taken to register and enforce agreements in the UAE;

- What measures can be put in place to protect children visiting the UAE from

  wrongful retention


About our presenter

Byron has been seconded by Expatriate Law to work within Al Rowaad Advocates in Dubai, where he will advise British expatriates in the region.

Byron is ranked in both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners as a leading barrister in divorce and matrimonial finance.

He has been noted in the Legal 500 for his ‘first-rate legal knowledge’, for his especial expertise on trusts and cohabitation issues and also for his ‘robust style which clients love’.

In Chambers and Partners he has recently been described as ‘a very intelligent and talented advocate’ who always ‘goes the extra mile for his clients’. It is considered in the directory that ‘he will go on to achieve great things’.

Byron is a family law specialist. His work covers the range of private client situations, but his particular expertise is in matrimonial finance cases. His broader practice encompasses Inheritance Act cases, disputes about children, proceedings where there are insolvency issues, cohabitation disputes and trusts.

Byron appears as an advocate in courts from the County Court through to the Court of Appeal. He is frequently retained in an advisory capacity, especially with regard to Inheritance Act and Trust of Land matters. He recognises different people assimilate information in different ways: some clients want an issue dissected in a written opinion; others prefer the interaction that comes from a face-to-face conference.

For Byron, the approach taken is always client-led – it is the one with which his client is most at ease, which best helps them take control of their case and feel empowered in working towards its resolution.

CPD = 2 hours

Watching this webinar will help solicitors meet the following requirements set out in the Statement of Solicitor Competence

A2 - Maintain competence and legal knowledge

A4 - Draw on detailed knowledge/understanding


2 hours






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