Financial Remedy Conference – Company valuations after GA v EL: where are we now?
A panel discussion chaired by HHJ Stephanie Cope
Venue: via Microsoft Teams
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Meeting ID: 339 415 042 999
Nicholas Allen KC
Nicholas is Joint Head of Chambers at 29 Bedford Row in London and a Door Tenant at St. Ives Chambers in Birmingham. He specialises in financial remedy work. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2018, and a Deputy High Court Judge in 2021 (assigned to the Family Division), having previously been appointed a Recorder of the Family Court in 2016. Nicholas is also a nominated Judge of the Court of Protection. He is a Bencher of Middle Temple.
Nicholas is a qualified IFLA finance arbitrator and regularly conducts Private FDR/ENE tribunals. He is a regular lecturer, including to full-time and fee-paid judges at the Judicial College. With His Honour Judge Hess and Amy Kisser, he co-authored the recent revisions to the financial Standard Family Orders. Nicholas is an editor of the Family Court Practice (‘the Red Book’) from the 2024 edition and a founder member of the Editorial Board of the Financial Remedies Journal to which he contributes regularly. He is the editor of the family law chapters of Foskett on Compromise. He is Co-Chair of the Bar Council’s Services Appointment Panel, and Member of the Bar Representation Committee.
Thomas is recognised as a leading forensic accountant and business valuation
expert. He provides economic and financial advice to clients, legal teams, and
counsel in commercial and family law disputes. He is regularly appointed as an
expert to opine on issues of finance and valuation. Thomas specialises in preparing expert reports for litigation and arbitration that address issues of damages and valuation. In 2023, he was recognised by Chambers and Partners as a leading UK forensic accountant (Band 1). He frequently assists legal teams on matters in the Family Court, including the review of Forms E, preparing questionnaires, performing business valuations, reviewing expert reports, providing advice in support of Daniels v Walker applications, and assessing maintainable income and available liquidity.
Thomas is regularly asked to speak on topics of valuation and finance in litigation
and arbitration. He has published articles in many leading legal journals.
Stephen Wildblood KC
Stephen practised at the bar for 27 years, almost exclusively in Family work. For the first 18 years, as a junior barrister, he practised mostly in financial remedy work. Then, in silk, he practised across the whole spectrum of Family work for nine years. He has been a Circuit Judge for 16 years, with the last ten being as the Designated Family Judge for the Bristol area. He sits in the High Court under section 9 of the Senior Courts Act 1981. On the 20 November 2023 he will retire from full-time sitting as a Judge but will continue to sit part-time. He will be working with Dr Freda Gardner to offer families an alternative to litigating through the Family Court through the use of a mediation-type model in relation to issues concerning children, finances and relationships. He will also be offering to engage in early neutral evaluation and to hear private FDRs. Stephen has contributed to over twenty legal text-books on the full-range of Family law issues and has been awarded an honorary doctorate in law from UWE.