BCR Family Law Conference

BCR Family Law Conference : Thursday 5 October

5th – 6th October 2017 | 9.00 am | Golden Room | Hotel de France Book now for the Benest Corbett Renouf Autumn Family Law Conferences! For any additional information, please email events@bcrlawjersey.com

Thursday, 5th October 2017
Protecting Assets on Divorce

Keynote speaker:
Sir Paul Coleridge


Advocate David Benest, Managing Partner (conference chairman) Benest Corbett Renouf, Jersey

Asset Protection by Forum Shopping? Stakes, tools, limits and future post-Brexit: Tim Amos QC, Queen Elizabeth Buildings, London and Isabelle Rein Lescastereyres, BWG-Associes, Paris

Keynote Speech: Family Law Reform and financial remedies: Sir Paul Coleridge, Queen Elizabeth Buildings, London. 

Protection of Assets: Christopher Pocock QC, 1kbw

 Marital Agreements, how they can help: Suzanne Kingston, Withers, London.

“La convention fait la loi des parties”: Jersey agreements: Advocate Jean-Marie Renouf, Benest Corbett Renouf.

 A Manx perspective: Deemster Andrew Corlett, Douglas, Isle of Man.

LUNCH – Kindly sponsored by 36Family

Freezing in England and Jersey: Mock Trial: Janet Bazley QC, Susan Jacklin QC and team from 1gc chambers, London, with Advocate Jean-Marie Renouf.

Doing the Business: Companies, partnerships and farms: Andrzej Bojarski 36Family, London.

Preventing dissipation of assets: David Lister and Robert Hines, Mishcon de Reya, London.

Legal Round up: Ann Hussey QC, 1 Hare Court, London.

Please join us for a post conference champagne and canapes reception, sponsored by 1 GC.


Friday, 6th October 2017 
Adoption and Surrogacy 

Keynote speaker:
Ms Justice Russell, DBE

Welcome and Introductions: by Advocate David Benest, Managing Partner, on behalf of BCR, conference chair Deirdre Fottrell QC, ALC committee, 1gc, London.

Adoption, the domestic legal context: Naomi Angell, Osbornes, London.

From the other side of the fence: A parent’s story: Alison Brown, Jersey.

Keynote speech: Ms Justice Russell DBE

Adoption and immigration, the cross-over: Jemma Dally, Goodman Ray, London and Kathryn Cronin, Garden Court Chambers, London.

Surrogacy in Jersey: Advocate David Benest, Benest Corbett Renouf

Adoption and surrogacy in France: Isabelle Rein Lescastereyres, Paris.

 LUNCH, kindly sponsored by 36Family

Role play/interactive session:  Anna Mckenna QC and Andrea Watts from 1kbw will provide the session covering ‘Surrogacy, myths and legends and breaking down the barriers….” which we hope will promote a lively discussion between delegates!

Surrogacy, how to do it: Anne-Marie Hutchinson OBE QC, Dawson Cornwell, London.

Legal advances in surrogacy: Will Tyler QC, 36 Group, London.

A Surrogate’s story: Karina, Jersey.

The Intended Parents: Aron and Matthew and Jackie and Max

Beyond Brexit, beyond the traditional family: same sex union in England and beyond: Tim Amos QC and Joseph Rainer, QEB

The future of surrogacy: Ruth Cabeza, Field Court Chambers

Question time: Panel of conference speakers

Closing remarks: Deirdre Fottrell QC

Please join us for a post-conference drinks reception, kindly sponsored by 1 KBW.


Tickets are available via Eventbrite – please book here.

For any additional information, please email events@bcrlawjersey.com

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