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University and law firm collaborate on family law

Release Date 07 July 2006

Business professionals from around the Thames Valley got together to learn about the implications of the recent high profile House of Lords judgment of the Miller and McFarlane divorce cases. Professor Elizabeth Cooke, from the University's School of Law, and Tony Roe, partner of the Family Group at leading law firm Boyes Turner, gave a seminar to bankers, accountants and IFAs from around the area on Wednesday 5 July. The event, held at Boyes Turner, was aimed at giving an insight to those who have clients in the midst of such difficulties and providing practical tips for the professionals themselves in, for example, financial disclosure. Professor Cooke was able to give an academic perspective, which offered a unique perspective. The event was part of a closer co-operation between Boyes Turner and the Law School. The firm has recently established prizes for Law students, including one for the best performance in the Family Law examination. This will be presented on Saturday 8 July to law student Hannah Pearce by Tony Roe at the School of Law. End For more information please contact Donna Bartlett, communications manager, on 0118 952 7209 or, e-mail or Tony Roe, Notes for editors Boyes Turner is one of the leading law firms in the Thames Valley, with 25 partners, more than 70 fee earners and 145 staff. The family law group consists wholly of specialist family lawyers and deals mainly with high net worth clients and situations where complex finances are involved. The legal press recognise the family law team as one of the leading family law teams in the South East and Tony Roe as one of the leading family law practitioners in the country. The group also specialises in children law, international abduction cases, family mediation and education law. It was one of the first practices in the UK to adopt the new collaborative law approach to dealing with family disputes. Boyes Turner has established a reputation for providing a high value service to its clients with in-depth, high quality advice and outstanding levels of service.

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