The Stowe Fest 2020 Agenda

You can book your sessions and join events at the details below.

The events are open to all colleagues.

Bluejeans – For sessions using Bluejeans please click on the link to register to attend the session. You will then receive an email from Bluejeans with the event joining details.

Zoom – For sessions using Zoom please click on the link to join the session at the time advertised. You do not need to register for these sessions.

Cannot make it? Please note that all sessions will be recorded and available on Jostle if you can not make a session that you would like to join.

Wednesday, 7th October

  • 9.00 - 9.50am - Welcome and introductions from Ken Fowlie

    Welcome to Stowe Fest and introduction to the event by Ken.

    This is a Bluejeans event.

    Please click on the link to register to attend the session. You will then receive an email from Bluejeans with the event joining details.

  • 10.00 - 10.50am - I'm not a racist...am I? from Paula Rhone-Adrien,

    People often think about racism as being an overt act of discrimination, I don’t even need to give you an example, I am certain that your mind is already conjuring up examples and it will be interesting to discuss them. 

    However, racism is more than that, it takes on the face of a well-meaning helping hand, on an ignorant mistake, even an honest held belief. It is this discrimination that walks amongst us, unfettered, to do and cause harm. Are you willing to pull up the reigns, do you think you need to?

    Let’s discuss…

    About Paula 

    Paula Rhone-Adrien is an award-winning family law barrister with over two decades of experience. She represents clients across the social spectrum, from the Magistrates’ Court to the Court of Appeal, in a range of areas including children, divorce and finances.

    Watch the session

  • 11.00 - 11.50am - Child arrangement orders from Emma Southern, 3PB Chambers

    An update on private law proceedings to include an overview of the final report ‘Assessing risk of harm to children and parents in private law children cases’ and the implementation plan.

    About Emma 

    Emma is an experienced family law barrister, who advises and represents clients in a broad range of legal issues including matters concerning contact and living arrangements for children, prohibited steps orders, changes of name, parental responsibility and child abduction. She acts on behalf of clients in divorce proceedings and resolving finances following separation.

    In addition, Emma frequently appears in care proceedings issued by the Local Authority and other related matters.

    Watch the session

    View Emma’s presentation slides

  • 12.00 - 1.00pm - Yoga & meditation from Megan McGill, SoulSmileYoga

    Quieten your mind and let go of any stresses with this relaxing combination of yoga and meditation.

    All levels welcome.

    You do not need to pre-register for this course.

    Enjoy the class below

    Passcode: Srg@6?m8

  • 2.00 - 2.50pm - Scrumping the crop of recent pension decisions from George Mathieson, Mathieson Consulting

    This webinar will discuss the following cases,

    The cases under discussion will be: 

    •  W v H (Divorce financial remedies) [2020] EWFC B10,   
    • KM v CV (Pension Apportionment: Needs) [2020] EWFC B22
    • RH v SV (Pension Apportionment: Reasons) [2020] EWFC B23

    About George

    George has a background in commercial and private banking, pension planning for high net worth clients as well as pension planning for corporate bodies.

    He has been a director of a pension trustee company and Independent Financial Adviser.

    This gives him the experience to deal with complex pension issues in a practical way. Often, thinking ‘outside the box’ is required to come to a practical solution particular in cases involving overseas pensions, UURBS, FURBS and self-administered schemes

    Watch the session

    View presentation slides

  • 3.15 - 4.45pm - Save our Tea Virtual Escape Room from AltExperiences

    You have been hired for a secret job – to save the world’s supply of tea. If you fail, no one will ever drink tea again…

    This Virtual ‘Escape Room’ is guided by a live host from AltExperiences. On joining the call, you will be split into teams of 4-6 by the host. 

    You will then be guided through a series of puzzles and have to work them out with your team as quickly as possible. 

    You can chat with each other without fear of being heard by the other teams. 

    The aim of the game is to answer the puzzles as quickly as possible – the quicker you do it, the more points you will gain.

    And the reward – well each member of the winning team (the one that gets the most points) can choose from a“Cream Tea Hamper”, a “Bottle of Earl Grey Gin” or a “Harrogate Tea Hamper” – one prize per person. 

    Learn some more on YouTube. 

    Join using the Zoom link below.

    Meeting ID: 996 7601 3368
    Passcode: 915831

    Pre-game checklist

    Ahead of the game, you’ll also want to make sure you have…

    A good internet connection (e.g. try not to let other household members use up loads of bandwidth!)
    A pair of headphones/earphones – otherwise there is a high risk of echo issues!
    A laptop – please ensure you play the game on a laptop, and not a tablet or mobile phone.
    Zoom desktop application – the connection is most stable on the desktop app. If you don’t already have it, you can download it here (you want Zoom Client for Meetings). You can always access Zoom in the browser though, if necessary. Your Zoom joining instructions are further down.
    Latest version of your browser – if you are not using Google Chrome, its important to ensure you have the latest version of Microsoft Edge or Safari, depending on what you use. The game does not work in Internet Explorer.
    Pen and paper – you will probably want to make notes as you play…

Thursday, 8th October

  • 9.00am - Personal training workout from Chris Oladogba

    Start the day with Chris as he takes you through a home workout. No equipment required. Just bring yourself. All levels welcome

    About Chris

    Chris Oladogba, is a lifestyle and fitness coach. You can follow him on Insta @chrisoladogba or his website: dogba.fitness

    This is a Zoom call 

     

    You can join this Zoom class on the link below.

  • 10.00 - 10.50am - Thriving Through Change from Lucinda Carney, Chartered Occupational Psychologist

    This session will cover:

    • The difference between thriving and surviving through change
    • The 5 traits of a Change Superhero and how to develop them
    • Understanding the natural human emotions around change
    • Tips on how to improve the experience of change for everyone

    About Lucinda

    Lucinda is a highly regarded speaker, facilitator, and trainer. She is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist with many years of corporate HR experience leading and delivering system and culture change. She has published the best selling business book called “How to be a Change Superhero” along with a free downloadable Change Toolkit.

    This is a Bluejeans event

    Please click on the link to register to attend the session. You will then receive an email from Bluejeans with the event joining details.

  • 11.00 - 11.50 - Drafting a prenuptial agreement from Nicky Frost, 3PB Chambers

    About Nicky

    Nicky is a specialist family law barrister. Her practice encompasses finance and private law matters.

    This is a Bluejeans event

    Please click on the link to register to attend the session. You will then receive an email from Bluejeans with the event joining details.

     

  • 12.00 - 12.50pm - Drafting a consent order from Rachael Goodall, 3PB Chambers

    Dealing with consent orders: common pitfalls, tips, enforcement issues and how best to get your order approved by the court!

    About Rachael

    Rachael practises exclusively in the field of family law, with a particular emphasis on cases involving financial provision after divorce, dissolution or separation.  She is also instructed in private law children cases.

    This is a Bluejeans event

    Please click on the link to register to attend the session. You will then receive an email from Bluejeans with the event joining details.

  • 2.00 - 2.50pm - A general family law update from Amy Beddis, 3PB Chambers

    A round-up of key cases from the past 6 months which will assist with everyday practice and the cases which we all deal with on a regular basis. This talk will also include a whistle-stop tour of things to look out for over the coming months and five top tips for remote hearings.

    About Amy

    Amy is a specialist family practitioner with an emphasis on private law children and financial work.

    This is a Bluejeans event

    Please click on the link to register to attend the session. You will then receive an email from Bluejeans with the event joining details.

  • 3.00 - 3.50pm - Cohabitation & TOLATA from Oliver Thorne, 3PB Chambers

    TOLATA: Tips, Tricks and Part 36. A discussion of the different types of co-ownership cases, practical guidance for running a TOLATA case and the use of part 36 offers to procure settlement.

    About Oliver

    Oliver is an experienced Barrister who specialises in private law children matters, matrimonial finances and cohabitation disputes.

    He regularly appears at all levels of the Family Court

  • 4.00 - 5.00pm - Dealing with emotional baggage by Emma Langton, Leadership Coach

    Emma will guide you through a session that will help you to deal with people who are offloading their emotional baggage onto you as well as give you some practical tips about what you need to look at and do to preserve your energy and mental health.

    About Emma

    Emma is a Leadership Coach for performance, resilience, stress, coping with change and work-life balance. Emma helps busy, stressed professionals and workforces to feel more empowered, in control and able to enjoy life more.

    Emma’s work supports people to change their mindset, making them feel more confident, more comfortable and able to switch off. Ultimately helping them to become successful in work and in their personal life by feeling more calm and balanced.

    This is a Bluejeans event

    Please click on the link to register to attend the session. You will then receive an email from Bluejeans with the event joining details.

Friday, 9th October

  • 9.00 - 9.50am - Professional Negligence from Michael George, 3PB Chambers

    “To err is human, to forgive divine – Getting it wrong the right way  – We all need a G v T”

    In this session, Michael discusses how to handle matters when things go wrong and lessons learned from G v T in dealing with volatile business valuations.

    About Michael

    Michael has over 25 years’ experience in big money cases and in limited asset cases where creative solutions are needed to meet needs be it Divorce, Dissolution, Separation or Schedule 1.

    Michael regularly acts for overseas or internationally based clients and is familiar with the practical and technical challenges these present. His expertise ranges from acting in financial remedy cases, advising on commercial and farming assets, tax-efficient settlements for splitting assets as well as negotiating the complexities of undisclosed assets, financial manipulation, offshore funds and international assets.

    Michael is well versed in both civil and family legal procedure.

    He regularly lectures on some of the more complex aspects of family finance.

    This is a Bluejeans event

    Please click on the link to register to attend the session. You will then receive an email from Bluejeans with the event joining details.

  • 10.00 - 11.00am - How did we get here? from Raggi Kotak, One Pump Court
    • How did we get to where we are? 
    • How did we all get entrapped in the dynamics of racism?
    • How does privilege work? 
    • How have we been socialised and conditioned in the dynamics of racism? 

    This is an introduction to understanding our pattering around issues of race.  The nutshell version.

    About Raggi 

    Raggi As a queer South Asian woman, Raggi is deeply committed to challenging oppression, particularly racism.

    She has learned that such challenge needs a multi-layered approach – dealing with body, emotions and mind. As a human rights barrister, Raggi is humbled and privileged to have fought injustice from this position.

    Raggi is an immigration and public law practitioner at One Pump Court Chambers. She specialises in all areas of immigration, human rights and asylum law appearing before Courts and Tribunals at all levels in the UK.

    She has a broad range of knowledge and experience in all areas of work. She is very familiar with the domestic and international jurisprudence on the Refugee and Human Rights Conventions.

    Raggi trains in process work, a facilitation method for conflict and change, in which she specialises in issues related to power and oppression, including challenging the dynamics around racism.

    This is a Zoom class

    Meeting ID: 953 402 6202

  • 11.30 - 12.45pm - Yoga & meditation from Megan McGill, SoulSmileYoga

    Quieten your mind and let go of any stresses with this relaxing combination of yoga and meditation.

    All levels welcome.

    You can join the class at the link below.

    This is a Zoom class

    Access a selection of music to practice on Spotify

    Passcode: x0N=j=M?

  • 3.00 - 3.50pm - Valuing the Valuation- getting the most out of your expert in uncertain times from Michael George, 3PB Chambers & Andrew Donaldson, Dains Forensic LLP.

    Valuing the Valuation- getting the most out of your expert in uncertain times

    Michael George of 3PB and Andrew Donaldson of Dains Forensic Accounting look at current issues affecting the evaluation of businesses in the context of financial remedy claims.

    Michael will be joined by Andrew Donaldson, Forensic Accounting Partner of Dains Forensic LLP.

    About Michael

    Michael has over 25 years’ experience in big money cases and in limited asset cases where creative solutions are needed to meet needs be it Divorce, Dissolution, Separation or Schedule 1.

    Michael regularly acts for overseas or internationally based clients and is familiar with the practical and technical challenges these present. His expertise ranges from acting in financial remedy cases, advising on commercial and farming assets, tax-efficient settlements for splitting assets as well as negotiating the complexities of undisclosed assets, financial manipulation, offshore funds and international assets.

    Michael is well versed in both civil and family legal procedure.

    He regularly lectures on some of the more complex aspects of family finance.

    About Andrew

    Andrew is a Partner of Dains Forensic LLP. He began his professional career with KPMG’s Birmingham office in 1985. During this time, Andrew gained experience of audit, accounting and corporate recovery work at a wide range of organisations from small family businesses to quoted groups and multinationals.

    Since 1992, he has specialised in forensic accounting work and participated in a number of significant financial investigations.

    Other forensic cases included: solicitor and director fraud, insolvent and wrongful trading, valuations, including matrimonial valuations, warranty and other commercial loss claims and professional negligence.

    Andrew formed Dains Forensic LLP in 2013.

    This is a Bluejeans event

    Please click on the link to register to attend the session. You will then receive an email from Bluejeans with the event joining details.

  • 5.15 - 6.45pm - Team TV Virtual Gameshow from Hosted by AltExperiences

    It’s Friday evening so grab a drink and take part in the Team TV Virtual Gameshow.

    Your virtual host will be waiting for you on the call and guide you through a series of games inspired by classic gameshow. Prizes up for grabs. 

    Read how it works here

    Meeting ID: 912 1267 6930
    Passcode: 499962

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