Divorce and Matrimonial Finance

The Family Finance team at Becket Chambers specialises in matrimonial and family finance. We deal with all aspects of cases whether the assets are modest (ie solely the family home) or high value, involving multiple properties and assets, businesses and overseas property. Our barristers have considerable experience in dealing with injunctions to prevent property or assets being disposed of, cases where family businesses are involved, trusts, and circumstances where someone other than you and your spouse has (or claims to have) an interest in your property.

These cases naturally often involve our barristers in ensuring that there is sufficient financial provision made to ensure that your children and the parent they live with are able to afford a suitable home – whilst also ensuring that the other parent can afford to move on.

Our expertise:

  • Fair division of your assets following separation
  • Financial orders for children if you and the other parent were not married
  • Transfer of tenancies
  • Cases involving companies, partnerships or trusts
  • Inherited wealth or wealth that was acquired before you got married
  • Family property rights on insolvency
  • Cases involving assets acquired with loans from your friends or family.
  • The team has experience and expertise of appearing in courts at all levels within the Family Court.

    We also undertake and act for clients in cohabitee disputes. Several members of the team are qualified mediators.

    Case Studies

    Reducing a husband’s payments to a manageable level

    Holly represented a client who was seeking to reduce the level of maintenance payments that he made to his former wife. He had agreed a generous provision some years earlier but was now struggling to afford them. His ex-wife’s circumstances had changed – including having moved away from the family home, so he applied for Continue reading

    Achieving a more equal share of assets for a Wife

    Holly was instructed shortly before final hearing to represent a Wife in financial proceedings. The main issue involved the family home and how the net proceeds should be split. There were a number of uncertainties which complicated the case. The children were living with different family members and it was not clear with whom they Continue reading

    Lifting a freezing injunction

    Holly represented a husband, in proceedings in which the family funds were to be divided following divorce. However, without recourse to his wife, Holly’s client had already sold the family home and distributed the sale proceeds amongst his family. The wife obtained a freezing injunction, which prevented him from using his bank accounts or dealing Continue reading

    Securing a settlement involving modest assets

    Melanie represented a Respondent under the Direct Public Access scheme in a matrimonial finance case. The matter involved a two-day final hearing, so working with directly Melanie enabled her client to minimise costs in this case where the assets concerned were fairly modest. The Court awarded Melanie’s client the settlement that she had sought.  

    Divorce and Matrimonial Finance Testimonials

    “Please can you inform Mr Edginton that he was most helpful and that I wished that he could have represented me in court as he gave me every confidence in his abilities and advice offered.

    With many thanks for your time and support in this matter.”

    Ms K Instructing Ronald Edginton – August 17

    “Please can you inform Mr Edginton that he was most helpful, he gave me every confidence in his abilities and advice offered.

    With many thanks for your time and support in this matter.”

    Mrs K Instructing Ronald Edginton – August 17

    “….The quality of the initial advice given was excellent….the reason I stopped having a solicitor was because of all the additional charges incurred….the benefit was you know at the outset how much it’s going to cost….i would not hesitate to contact her again to represent me….”

    Mrs P Instructing Louisa Adamson – July 16