Financial Orders (Following Divorce & Judicial Separation) is an essential course for those looking to develop a practice in this area of law. Trainee solicitors are often keen to experience but daunted by this vast subject. However, this course will provide you with a solid foundation on which to build your knowledge and increase your confidence. It covers a wide range of topics which are likely to be encountered during your early years in practice.
The course is designed for trainee, newly qualified and junior lawyers or those looking to move into a new area of practice.
- Be provided with an introduction to financial remedy cases
- Gain confidence in being able to undertake basic financial remedy cases
- Understand the main principles to be applied following divorce or judicial separation
- Feel supported in gaining the essential understanding and skills required as the course is delivered by experienced practitioners.
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- Legal/Knowledge Skills
The course is geared towards adult learning and uses participatory approaches.
- Orders under Sections 21-26 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973
- Pre-Action Protocol
- Family Procedure Rules and Financial Orders (formerly known as Ancillary Relief)
- Documentation and Procedure
- Form E and Financial Disclosure
- First Appointment/Financial Dispute Resolution (FDR)
- Consent Orders – Procedure
- Short Marriages and Contributions
- Big Money Cases
- Case Law Update.
It will be assumed that there is no prior knowledge before attending – the trainer will work from the perspective that everyone will start from the same point.
You will be required to complete (and if necessary submit) 5 hours of preparation work for the course, which includes a case study. This will be made available to you approximately three weeks prior to the course.
Following the course, you will be required to complete (and if necessary submit) a personal development plan.
A1 Act honestly and with integrity, in accordance with legal and regulatory requirements and the SRA Handbook and Code of Conduct;
B2 Undertake legal research; and
C3 Establish and maintain effective and professional relations with other people.