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Cohabitation Claims 2019 Conference

Thursday 28th March, Grange Wellington Hotel, London

9am - 5pm


Chaired by

Graeme Fraser, Partner, OGR Stock Denton

Topics for the 2019 conference

9.20am - Intervener claims

- Where an intervener claim arises;

- Joining an intervener;

- Where an intervener refuses to engage;

- Procedure and case management directions;

- Applicable law

- Fair disposal / Gestmin principles;

- Costs

Alexander Chandler, 1 KBW

10.00 - Schedule 1 Claims

- Practical tips when making the application

- The Criteria applied by the Court

- Considerations involving Medium -Low Asset cases

- Costs

- Enforcement

Claire Heppenstall, 1GC|Family Law

10.40 Morning Break

11.00 - Tax considerations in cohabitation and splitting

- Tax efficient property holding structures 

- Tax consequences of gifts

- The Human Rights question - do you have to get married?

- Splitting up

- Providing for the children 

- Recent cases

Amanda Hardy QC & Oliver Marre, 5 Stone Buildings

11.40 - Contesting Occupation orders

- Procedure;

- The legal principles - which section bites?

- Evidential considerations;

- Recent case law;

- Alternatives to occupation orders;

- Other considerations (occupation rent, payment of outgoings etc);

- Costs.

Ewan Murray, Fourteen

12.20 - Constructive Trusts and Proprietary Estoppel: How do they differ?

- Maximising opportunities for the client

- Pleading in alternatives

- Agreement versus representation

- Representation of what?

- Differences in remedy

- Limitations on satisfying the equity

Rebecca Bailey-Harris, 1 Hare Court

1pm Lunch

1.45pm  - Navigating your way in tolata land. Procedural top tips

- Triage - the first meeting

- Pre-action case management

- What evidence do you need?

- ADR or not?

- Navigating CPR – key areas

- Formalities arising with land

- Playing to the gallery: open court trial

Rhys Taylor and Guy Holland of 36 Family

2.45pm - Construction of a cohabitation agreement, negligent drafting and tips and traps of including unusual clauses

- Public policy and illegality: the scope and formal requirements of agreements

- Property and declarations of trust

- Joint accounts, outgoings and debts

- Marriage and death

- Child arrangements and specific issues

- Maintenance

Mike Horton, Coram Chambers

3.30pm Cohabitation agreements in other jurisdictions (a look at Scotland, England, Ireland and Italy)

Suzanne Todd, Partner, Withers

Lucia Clark, Morton Fraser

4.30pm Close

Registration Form

Just£165 per place

3 for 2 Group Offer

6 hours CPD

We operate a paperless conference system whereby presentations are emailed to attendees before the start of the event and attendees can either bring their own devices or print out as necessary. We also offer a printed option service for just £10 per copy.

What's included with the conference fee? Access to the conference presentation, refreshments on arrival, mid morning, mid afternoon and audio recordings of all the presentations. Lunch is a seperate chargable addition.

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