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Family Law
Pensions Law
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30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

The podcast aims to inform the listener about the different pension types that may be fought over in divorce cases. It points out to the listener the issues that come into play with both state and private pensions on divorce. Further, it aims to give practical advice to the listener on how best to manage divorce cases that involve pension issues

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the different pension types, both state and private, that may arise in divorce cases;
  • Know the issues that each type of pension presents;
  • Understand how the court deals with pensions on divorce;
  • Be aware of the practicalities in dealing with a client's pension on divorce.
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Legal Principles
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Finance Act 2004;
  • Pensions Act 1995 ;
  • Martin-Dye v Martin-Dye [2006] EWCA Civ 681;
  • H v H [1993] 2 FLR 335;
  • Griffiths v Dawson & Co [1993] 2 FCR 515.

This podcast gives an overview of the UK pension sector, and then details how family courts have traditionally dealt with pensions in divorce cases. It details the key procedural regulations practitioners should be aware of, and also looks at the rules that apply in cases of cohabitation, Civil Partnerships and gender reassignment.

Podcast added: 13/03/09

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-05-31

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