Financial Orders - Inheritance and Distribution

How to handle divorce cases were inheritance is a key factor

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Course Overview

Cases concerning the distribution of the family assets via financial orders, previously referred to as ancillary relief, when there is inheritance involved, are some of the trickiest types of divorce cases which family law practitioners will deal.

This essential family law course will provide viewers with the knowledge and confidence required to handle such cases effectively.

Consideration will be given to Section 25 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, which governs financial settlement on divorce, along with case law developments surrounding whether inheritance will need to be shared.

Lecturer Safda Mahmood will ensure that viewers appreciate the importance of Lord Justice Wall’s family law appeal ruling in the case of Robson v. Robson (2010) and the guidance which this provides in respect of distribution in big money cases where the parties’ have largely amassed their wealth from inheritance.

Safda will use this example to explore other important factors including:

  • The duration of the marriage
  • The duration of the time the wealth had been enjoyed by the parties
  • The parties’ standard of living and the extent to which it has been afforded by and enhanced by drawing on added wealth

In addition, the case of Alireza v Radwan & Ors [2017], which went to the Court of Appeal in October 2017 and which raised the question of what constitutes ‘financial resource’ for the purpose of S25 MCA1973, will also be discussed.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar, review the supporting documentation and complete the short quiz to test your legal knowledge.
  • This course provides 0.5 CPD points

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • • Be familiar with key case law in respect of asset distribution were inheritance is a key factor
  • • Feel confident in your ability to handle divorce cases involving considerable assets and a long marriage
  • • Have considered the position with anticipated inheritance in family law cases in the future

What is the target audience?

  • This course is suitable for qualified family law practitioners


About Instructor - Safda Mahmood

Safda is a senior solicitor, with a public authority, having had practiced in both Private Practice and Local Government. Safda is on the Law Society Children Panel and specialises in Children Law and Adoption. He delivers training across the country and writes regularly for various journals including Family Law Journal, Legal Executives Journal and Law Society Bulletin.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar

Supporting Documentation

  • Notes
    1 Page
  • Slides
    4 Page


  • Quiz