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Wednesday 6 June 2018

Divorcing, Dissolving or Separating? Are you free on 11 October 2018?

Thursday 11 October 2018 from 10am until 5pm. No, I'm not inviting you round to my place. I haven't got enough cups, the place is littered with law books and, anyway, I am cutting my toe nails that day.

In fact, it's the day of a major conference on financial remedies - what you apply for to settle the finances in matrimonial proceedings - being held in London and organised by the publishers of At a Glance which is the bible of lawyers who deal with theses cases. The conference will have the current Deputy President of the Supreme Court as its keynote speaker (he is about to retire) and will be chaired by family law High Court Judge Mr Justice Mostyn. Other speakers and contributors will include a retired family law High Court judge, family law barristers and pension law experts.

So what's this got to do with you? If you are going it alone in a  financial remedy application because you cannot afford legal fees for the whole case and do not wish to follow any of the paths I write about in Breaking Law to get some expert help, then you might wish to attend the conference and pick up some tips as you hear from the professionals who judge these cases, advocate in them and give pension evidence in them. Don't even think about asking them to advise you in your case, though. 

The conference is intended for lawyers and other professionals involved in these cases and be warned that talks will not be pitched for litigants in person. But would you be let in? I have asked the organisers. Yes, you would. But you would have to pay. £345 if you book by 31 July 2018: £414 after. VAT is included. You'll get lunch.