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Irish Family Law Conference

17 May 2019 Chartered Accountants House, Dublin

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Full programme

8.30am Registration & Tea/Coffee
9.00am Opening Address: Josepha Madigan TD, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: Divorce Referendum and family law reform

Recent Important Cases in the area of Family and Child law

Gerard Durcan SC


The Domestic Violence Act 2018 in Practice

Keith Walsh, Solicitor

  • Changes introduced as and from January 2019
  • New District Court Rules for domestic violence applications
  • New Circuit Court Rules for domestic violence applications
  • New Court Forms
  • Changes to Practice & Procedure

The Voice of the Child

Sonya Dixon BL

  • Article 42A of the Constitution
  • Section 32 reports
  • S.I. 587 of 2018 Guardianship of Infants Act 1964 (Child Views Expert) Regulations
  • Guardian Ad Litem
  • Other mechanisms for hearing the voice of the child
11.00am Refreshments

Forensic Accounting and Family Law

Tom Murray, Forensic Accountant

  • The various roles of the financial professional in family law
  • Factors considered for spousal support
  • Lifestyle analysis: overview/factors to consider/sources of information
  • The investigation: identifying unreported income and hidden assets
  • Valuing assets – including business valuation
  • Tax implications on the division and disposal of assets
  • Case Study: Lifestyle/pay and needs analysis

Pensions and Family Law

Olga Daly, Actuary

  • Flexible settlement options using pensions
  • Understanding Spousal Benefits and Death Benefits
  • Chargeable Excess Tax and PAOs
  • Options for UK pensions within Irish cases



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The Venue

Chartered Accountants House, Pearse Street, Dublin 2