Family Finance

FOURTEEN provides first-rate specialist advice and representation in all claims relating to family finances, including: the financial consequences of the breakdown of marriages and civil partnerships, financial provision following divorce overseas, property disputes between cohabitants, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, financial provision for children and Inheritance Act disputes.

Whether brought pursuant to the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984, the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996, Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989, the Child Support Act 1991 or the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, we have the expertise to advise and represent at every stage of proceedings.

Our barristers regularly appear in cases involving international assets, on- and offshore trusts, companies and partnerships and cases with the need for injunctive relief and enforcement action. We also advise clients on the terms and drafting of pre- and post-nuptial agreements and separation agreements.

We have experience of complex proceedings in the Chancery Division as well as in the Family Division and members of FOURTEEN have appeared in several leading cases in recent years, including cases that have attracted the attention of the national media.

FOURTEEN offers representation at all levels of seniority and we count amongst our membership a number of individuals who are ranked in the main legal directories as “leading juniors”.  Members of our family finance team are able to advise either in conference or in writing and represent clients at all levels of court.