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12. Family Law Half-day Conference
Wednesday 28 March 2018
09:30am - 01:00pm
Amber Heron (Harper Macleod LLP), Ruth Innes (Advocate), Carolyn MacBride (MTM Family Law) and Janys Scott (Advocate)
Seminar Details:

Conference Topics:

Financial Provision on Divorce (Janys Scott QC)
Focussing on the implications of recent case law relating to financial provision on divorce, including the decision of the UK Supreme Court on pensions in McDonald v McDonald [2017] UKSC 52 and issues relating to “special circumstances”.


Drafting family law agreement (Carolyn MacBride) 
This talk will cover the essentials for drafting as well as some of the possible pitfalls in drafting agreements such as Separation Agreements and Pre-nuptial agreements.


Taxation on Separation and Divorce (Amber Heron) 
Amber Heron’s talk will look at the taxation implications of both separation and divorce relative to income tax, capital gains tax, and inheritance tax.


Jurisdiction (Ruth Innes) 


Conference Speakers:

Janys Scott QC (Advocate)
Janys Scott QC was called to the bar in 1992 and took silk in 2007.  She has been immersed in family law cases for many years and is considered an expert in this area.   

Carolyn MacBride (Partner, MTM Family Lawyers)
Carolyn has been accredited as Specialist In Family Law by the Law Society of Scotland since 1995. She is a former Chair of the Family Law Association. In 2012 she set up her own specialist niche practice with two other partners, MTM Family Law LLP. One of the only two niche practices in Glasgow. Since then the team has grown to two partners (with Sara Matheson leaving in 2016 to take up judicial office) and three other specialist family law solicitors. The firm is ranked Band 2 in Chambers directory – the only solely Glasgow based firm to be so ranked.

Amber Heron (Partner, Harper Macleod LLP)
Amber specialises in taxation for individuals, Trusts and Estates, and has worked within the tax profession for 20 years advising on Income Tax, Capital Gains tax and Inheritance Tax. Her client base covers a full spectrum, from children, young adults and non-taxpayers to high net worth individuals, and pensioners together with those unable to manage their own affairs. She also deals with the taxation aspects of trusts and estates, ensuring the Trustees and Executors comply with the reporting requirements to both HMRC and their beneficiaries. She works closely with her colleagues in the Family Law, Personal Injury & Reparation and Residential Property teams, assisting with the practical taxation aspects of their clients’ affairs and highlighting tax planning opportunities.

Ruth Innes (Advocate)
Ruth Innes is a fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers and is recommended in the area of family law in the Legal 500 and Chambers. She has particular experience in complex and high value financial claims following the breakdown of a family relationship and in cases involving cross-border and international aspects. She also specialises in international child abduction work. She has delivered seminars on a number of topics in the field of family law.


Booking fee: members £100; non-members £150; trainee/paralegal from member firm £30; trainee/paralegal from non-member firm £50


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