BCR Family Law Conference

Book now for the Benest Corbett Renouf Autumn Family Law Conferences!

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Thursday, 5th October 2017
Protecting Assets on Divorce

Keynote speaker: Sir Paul Coleridge

Advocate David Benest, Benest Corbett Renouf, Jersey

Asset Protection by Forum Shopping? Stakes, tools, limits and future post-Brexit: Tim Amos QC, QEB, and Isabelle Rein Lescastereyres, BWG Associes, Paris

Keynote Speech: Family Law Reform and financial remedies: Sir Paul Coleridge, QEB

Protection of Assets: A personal perspective: Christopher Pocock QC, 1kbw.

 Marital Agreements, how they can help: Suzanne Kingston, Withers,.

“La convention fait la loi des parties”: Jersey agreements: Advocate Jean-Marie Renouf, Benest Corbett Renouf.

 A Manx perspective: Deemster Andrew Corlett, Isle of Man.

LUNCH – Kindly sponsored by 36Family

Freezing in England and Jersey: Mock Trial: Janet Bazley QC, Susan Jacklin QC and team from 1GC.

Doing the Business: Companies, partnerships, and farms: Andrzej Bojarski 36Family.

Preventing dissipation of assets: David Lister and Robert Hines, Mishcon de Reya.

The nuptial settlement: Where are we now: Nicholas Bennett, Farrer & Co.

Legal Round up: Ann Hussey QC, 1 Hare Court.

Please join us for a post-conference champagne and canapes reception, sponsored by 1 GC.

Friday, 6th October 2017 
Adoption and Surrogacy 

Keynote speaker: Ms Justice Russell, DBE

Welcome and Introductions: by Advocate David Benest and conference chair Deirdre Fottrell QC, 1GC.

Adoption, the domestic legal context: Naomi Angell, Osbornes.

From the other side of the fence: A parent’s story: Alison Brown, Jersey.

Keynote speech: Ms Justice Russell DBE.

Adoption and immigration, the cross-over: Jemma Dally, Goodman Ray and Kathryn Cronin, Garden Court Chambers.

Adoption and surrogacy in France: Isabelle Rein Lescastereyres, BWG Associes, Paris.

LUNCH – Kindly sponsored by 36Family

‘Surrogacy, myths and legends and breaking down the barriers….”: Interactive session with Anna Mckenna QC and Andrea Watts, 1kbw.

Surrogacy, how to do it: Anne-Marie Hutchinson OBE QC (Hon), Dawson Cornwell.

Legal advances in surrogacy: Will Tyler QC, 36Group.

A Surrogate’s story: Karina, Jersey.

The Intended Parents: Aron and Matthew as well as Jackie and Max

Beyond Brexit, beyond the traditional family: same-sex union in England and beyond: Tim Amos QC and Joseph Rainer, QEB

The future of surrogacy: Ruth Cabeza, Field Court Chambers

Question time: Panel of conference speakers

Closing remarks: Deirdre Fottrell QC

Please join us for a post-conference drinks reception, kindly sponsored by 1 KBW.

Tickets are available via Eventbrite – please book here.

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