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Family - Finance

James Picken

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Barrister

(Year of Call 2004)

Joined Chambers: 2006

Qualifications:

LLB (Hons)

Background:

James’ specialism is financial remedy proceedings concerning married and unmarried partners. James’ practice involves applications under the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, the Civil Partnership Act 2004, the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984, the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 and applications pursuant to Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989. James has appeared both at first instance and on appeal in such matters.

The financial remedy proceedings in which James is instructed frequently involve high net worth cases of substantial complexity before District, Circuit and High Court Judges. Commonly, the cases in which James is instructed include: international and jurisdictional issues, the interests of third parties, business assets, trust assets, large pension assets and farming matters.

James is often instructed early on to advise in anticipation of proceedings, or in an effort to resolve matters without the intervention of the court. James is happy to represent clients in all forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution, including arbitrations.

Further Information:

James is regularly instructed to provide lecturing and training to professional clients in respect of both current issues in matrimonial finance and advocacy in such proceedings.

Memberships:

Family Law Bar Association

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