West Mildon EX16 9HA Oakford, Tiverton, Devon

Family Finance

A highly experienced practitioner in financial remedy and other financial aspects of family law.  

Roderick's service encompasses the full range of options from representation at all levels in a formal court setting to all types of Alternative Dispute Resolution such as private FDR's, mediations and round table meetings. In addition, Roderick accepts Professional Negligence cases concerning lawyers' conduct of all financial aspects of family law.

Roderick also accepts instructions to sit as a judge in Private FDR's, provide Early Neutral Evaluations and to draft Pre Nuptial Agreements.

A stand out feature of his family practice is Roderick's ability to mix soft skills, such as empathetic client handling and negotiation, with hard forensic and advocacy skills in the court room.

He accepts instructions in family cases from solicitors. However, he does not accept instructions in this area of law from members of the public via the Public Access Scheme.

His practice encompasses, in particular, high net worth cases, running to assets of many millions of pounds and cases involving:

  • complex asset structures, including companies, partnerships and trusts (including variation of nuptial settlements)
  • mutiple ownership and third-party interests, whether involving land or business assets
  • an international element or assets located out of the jurisdiction
  • farms, racing/bloodstock and equestrian businesses
  • bankruptcy and insolvency issues
  • liquidity and extraction issues
  • urgent injunctive relief
  • TOLATA and Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989

In specialist practice for over 25 years, Roderick has advised and represented those involved in family financial disputes in almost every financial position. They have ranged from the impoverished to the fabulously wealthy, working in virtually every profession and/or involved in small, medium and large businesss in most sectors.

His expertise in employment law is a valuable tool in his armoury and assists him to understand and unravel complex remuneration structures, particularly involving commision, share and bonus schemes.

His farming, racing and equestrian background has seen him well placed to undertake a large number of farming cases and cases for professional sportsmen and women.