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Introducing Advicenow’s survival guide to pensions on divorce (‘PAG guide 2’)

Live webinar to be broadcast 1pm-2pm, Tuesday 2nd February 2021.

  • On Tuesday 2nd February, 1pm-2pm, we will be hosting a free webinar to introduce AdviceNow's Survival guide to Pensions on Divorce.During the session, we will cover:

    • The AdviceNow 'Survival Guide to Pensions on Divorce' ("PAG 2")
    • Pension Advisory Group key messages recast for litigants in person
    • What use will Survival Guide be for family lawyers, mediators, financial advisers, the money advice sector and their clients?
    • The need for signposting pension on divorce guidance

    The Speakers

    Beth Kirkland

    Beth is a non-practising solicitor with over ten years' experience of working in family law, primarily advising and representing legally aided clients. She has worked as a pro bono solicitor at Avon and Bristol Law Centre and at HMP Eastwood Park assisting vulnerable women prisoners. She also has some experience in Court of Protection work.She is now Head of Legal Information and Pro Bono at Law for Life: Foundation for Public Legal Education. She is responsible for researching the law, designing, writing, producing and updating a range of legal information resources for the Advicenow website. To support this she works to foster and support pro bono and legal sector relationships. She is also responsible for managing and developing the involvement of volunteers within all of Law for Life's work.

    Professor Debora Price

    Formerly a barrister specialising in the financial resolution of divorce cases, Debora was drawn into academia by concern over possible increases in pensioner poverty as a result of rapid social changes in family life, especially for women. She is now a Professor of Social Gerontology at The University of Manchester and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. Her research centres on gender and age in the study of inequalities, poverty and wellbeing in later life, with a focus on finance over the life course, pensions and poverty, financial services for an ageing society, household money, and the financial consequences of cohabitation, separation and divorce. She has held numerous research grants from diverse funders, publishing widely in these areas, and is frequently involved in analysis and commentary on UK pension reform and pensioner poverty. She is a Deputy Director of the UK Data Service, a member of the Legal & General Longevity Science Panel and a Governor of the Pensions Policy Institute. As a member of the Pension Advisory Group, she was one of the lead authors of the report 'A Guide to the Treatment of Pensions on Divorce: the Report of the Pension Advisory Group' (July 2019).

    Paul Cobley

    Paul Cobley is a Certified Financial Planner and Director at Oak Barn Financial Planning. He specialises in providing advice on pensions on divorce and is a member of the Pension Advisory Group.

    Rhys Taylor

    Rhys Taylor is a barrister, arbitrator and mediator at 36 Family and 30 Park Place. He specialises in financial remedy and TOLATA/cohabitation cases. He is a Bencher of the Inner Temple and a member of the Bar Council ADR panel. He was a member of the Pension Advisory Group, co-author of Pensions on Divorce: A Practitioner's Handbook (3 rd edition, 2018) and a contributor to Resolution's "Cohabitation Claims" (2 nd edition, 2019) and Class's @eGlance. He has published numerous articles on family and property law and lectured the Judicial College on pensions on divorce. Rhys also conducts private FDRs. Rhys is commended in the Legal 500 and Chambers directories.

News, published: 11/01/2021

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Published: 11/01/2021

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