The Big Reveal – Unearthing Information in Relationship Property Cases

Author(s): compilation of papers


Materials comprised of a paper and a PowerPoint handout


Lynda Kearns, Barrister, Bastion Chambers
Mike Lowe, Director – Forensic, KPMG
Chair: Brian Carter, Barrister, Bastion Chambers


Getting information in Relationship Property cases is essential – and yet it can be a slow, frustrating and costly process. The Law Commission is seeking to address the problem, but your cases won’t wait.

Written by a senior family barrister and a senior accountant with experience in such cases, these materials will provide key insights into the different avenues for obtaining information, how to deal with barriers along the way, and using the information.

These materials will help you

  • Improve your understanding about what type of information you should be looking for – and why.
  • Become better apprised of the legal tools available to gain information, including notices to admit facts, interrogatories, applications for discovery, and s 38 inquiries.
  • Receive guidance on finding and engaging forensic accountants, valuers and private investigators, managing privacy issues and the value they can bring. 
  • Gain insights into how to work efficiently with your expert.
  • Learn approaches for combatting barriers such as obstructiveness, non-existence and destruction.
  • Become updated on recent case law on disclosure.

Intended audience

All Relationship Property lawyers.

Publication dateMarch 2019
FormatPDF and/or hard copy
CPD Seminar Papers ISBN: C0554/P
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