Friday, 3 November 2006

Seminar brings change in divorce advice

Financial advisers from across Shropshire are set to change their approach to divorce following the first seminar of its kind in the county.

Nadia Davis, who leads the Family Team at Martin-Kaye Solicitors, in Telford, organised the event following a number of high profile divorce settlements this year.

“We have all seen the headlines in the press about celebrity break-ups and the arguments over divorce settlements which may run into millions of pounds.

“And two landmark decisions in the House of Lords have also changed the law which covers the awards given to wives,” said Nadia.

“So we decided it was important to help people who are involved in financial advice, such as accountants, bankers, and independent advisers, to understand the changes.”

The “Digging for Gold” seminar was held at the company’s headquarters, at The Foundry, in Euston Way, and was attended by more than 40 local bankers and finance experts.

“The feedback has been excellent, and many of the people who took part said the information we gave them will definitely change their approach when they give advice to wealthy clients in the future.

“We’re very pleased that our experience of advising people and guiding them through complex divorce and relationship problems, in particular wealthy individuals and business people, has proved valuable to so many people.

“The Law in this area is very complex and sometimes unpredictable, and our advice aims to help people understand how their assets can be legitimately protected.”

Pic: At the Digging for Gold seminar are, from left, Louise McCabe, Nadia Davis (Martin-Kaye Solicitors), and Sue Hodgson (Martin-Kaye Solicitors)