Barbara Corbett, Head of Family Law at Benest Corbett Renouf, will speak at the 28th National Resolution conference in Newcastle later this week.
Advocate Corbett will address delegates on jurisdiction and enforcement within the British Isles when there is a divorce and associated finances to be resolved. She will share a platform with Scots and Irish lawyers to consider potential challenges in different jurisdictions.
Advocate Corbett said: “I look forward to contributing to the discussion about the differences in the law of Jersey and the United Kingdom.
"Many clients and lawyers do not realise that Jersey has a different legal system to other parts of the British Isles. There are various remedies available and different ways of enforcing Court orders, which is relevant when the divorcing couple are living in separate places and a Court order has been made in England, but not Jersey.”
Resolution is a national organisation which encourages and promotes the constructive resolution of family law disputes in a non-confrontational manner. It has over 6,500 members and its annual conference is a highlight in the family law calendar.
Advocate Corbett will also consider children law matters during her presentation. She recently contributed a chapter to the book: The International Relocation of Children in her capacity as a member of the International Academy of Family Lawyers.
She said: “Jersey is also home to many different nationalities, which means that parents are more likely to seek advice about their children leaving the jurisdiction at some time or another, especially if they have separated from their partner.”
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