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Talking Works - April 2019

April 2019-Issue 7

A very warm welcome to our Spring edition of Talking Works.  I am grateful to our guest contributors this month: Rebecca Heaton of Savills writes about the need for expert valuations for property and land, and Gavin Wood of Becketts writes about the need to plan financially for life post-separation.  In addition, my Family Team colleagues Georgie Hall and Victoria Mayhew set out respectively the very real benefits to clients of early assessment of the most appropriate style of resolution, and, what to do when disclosure and privacy issues collide.  Finally, my Employment and Data Protection colleague Emma Loveday-Hill continues the privacy theme and applies this to work email communications.  I hope you enjoy this issue.

Kind regards

Georgina Rayment

Head of Family

Partner

Contents

The Need for Expert Valuations for Property and Land

The value of expertise When working through a separation it can sometimes be necessary for the interested parties to agree on using the evidence of an expert witness to help settle any financial disputes. In matrimonial matters an expert witness can be called for a ... Read more

Separation and Financial Planning

Financial planning is important in all stages of life. A good financial plan can help you get from where you are, to where you want to be, whilst enjoying a good quality of life along the way. However, events often occur that no planning ... Read more

Early Stage Assessment

There are significant benefits for clients experiencing relationship difficulties in assessing what style of resolution will assist the best outcome, at a very early stage.  It is all too easy for solicitors to fall into a default mode of seeking to progress stages ... Read more

Financial Disclosure and Privacy

When couples are divorcing, a solicitor will often ask for various financial documents from their client.  This is because divorcing parties have a legal duty to provide full and frank financial disclosure and this duty applies whether or not they are in formal ... Read more

Private Life and Work Emails

As society becomes increasingly data-driven, the question of who owns the data kept on a work device is often raised. The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) in May 2018 raised many questions, not least whether a work email address should be ... Read more

Georgina Rayment

Partner, Head of Family Law and Mediator

e grayment@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298344

Georgie Hall

Partner, Head of Private Client, Collaborative Lawyer and Mediator

e ghall@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298233

Matthew Clemence

Senior Associate, Collaborative Lawyer and Mediator

e mclemence@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298337

Victoria Mayhew

Associate and Mediator

e vmayhew@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298350

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