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This webinar will consider just how far can you push on variation applications in the light of the current state of the law and the economic effects of the Covid pandemic, including consideration of variations to capital orders and how could you structure your Barder/Thwaite arguments?


Topics to be discussed will include:


Variations of maintenance:

          Where is the law at?

          Variations as a result of temporary income reductions due to

           unemployment / furlough.

          When should maintenance be paid from capital?

          Capitalising / terminating term and joint lives orders.

          Enforcement of maintenance.


Variations of capital orders:

          How are Barder / Thwaite arguments being dealt with by the courts

          in the light of Covid?

          Deferring or varying lump sum payments.

          -     Varying orders for sale/transfer of property

          Varying / discharging undertakings.

          Enforcement of capital awards.

About the presenters

Michael advises on all aspects of family law (including prenuptial agreements) with particular emphasis on the resolution of financial issues for wealthy individuals, whether married or unmarried and often with international interests. Michael has acted in numerous divorce cases involving trusts and businesses. Michael also has extensive experience of children law matters, including international relocation.

Michael’s breadth of work involves close liaison with many other specialist practice areas at Withers including the contentious trusts and estates team and the wealth planning teams in London, US, Switzerland and Asia.

Clients include city professionals, entrepreneurs and business people, owners of landed estates, sports and music stars, politicians, and their spouses/partners.

Michael is a certified family law arbitrator, and a trained collaborative lawyer. He has been a member of Resolution’s Cohabitation Committee since its inception in 1995.

Michael has for several years been listed as a leading family lawyer in the legal directories (including Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, Spears, and Citywealth) in which he has variously been described in recent years as ‘a real class act’; ‘measured, sensible and knows his law’; ‘highly intelligent, very efficient and a pleasure to deal with - a really strong practitioner’; ‘is just excellent and often sought after by high net worth individuals’; and a ‘first-class lawyer’.

Andrzej is a family law barrister specialising in the financial aspects of family relationship breakdown, particularly in high–value, complex and international cases.

He acts in cases throughout England and Wales, instructed by both by solicitors and by clients directly and advice is also frequently sought on international jurisdiction and enforcement issues by lawyers and individuals based overseas.

Andrzej is known for his in depth knowledge of the law, down to earth approachable manner and my ability to find creative  solutions to the most difficult problems. Ranked in Chambers & Partners as a leader in my field.  He has been elected as a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyer and practice straddles the areas of family law and trusts/chancery law and so I am a member of both the Family Law Bar Association and of the Chanceery Bar Association.

As well as working as a lawyer advising and representing individuals going through divorce and separation and also acts in an independent capacity to assist them resolve their disputes through Alternative Dispute Resolution ('ADR').  


Where are we with variations of financial orders?

Webinar Recording from 9th June 2021


Presented  by

Michael Gouriet, Partner, Withers

Andrzej Bojarski, Barrister, 36 Family

What happens after your register?

After completing the registration form, we will email you a confirmation invoice and upon payment an access link will be sent giving permission to join the meeting.

Payment can be either by bacs (details printed on the invoice or call with a credit card and your invoice number)

Follow up emails will be sent with notes/slides before the event and then a final email to access the event recording.

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We currently use Zoom to host all our online events.

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