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Life after PAG – what you need to know about pensions in divorce and civil partnership cases.

How to deal with pensions in a divorce or civil partnership dissolution. Find out what do when you realise there is a pension asset in a financial remedy case. Learn about the Pension Advisory Group's key recommendations. Karen Dovaston is the Principal at Dovaston Law and contributor to the Pension Advisory Group report. Mena Ruparel is a Consultant solicitor and member of the Pension Advisory Group. They will discuss best practice in pension cases to help widen your understanding of the practical issues that face solicitors every day.

PAG Report

Family Arbitration

Finance and family law. Unravelling the mysteries of financial products

26th September 2016

Are you confused by the array of financial products that appear in family law cases? Do you know the difference between various assets and the impact they could have on the outcome of your client's case?

Mena is kindly joined by Lisa Conway-Hughes of Westminster Wealth management, chartered financial planners, to explain various financial products and how they can affect the outcomes of cases for your clients.

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Things you wanted to know about pensions ... part 2

18th March 2016

Mark Peston of BlueSKY Chartered Financial Planners kindly returned to give the second part of his very popular and informative webinar about pensions.

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Is LinkedIn worth your time?

16th March 2016

With over 19 million users in the UK, LinkedIn is a powerful tool to raise your profile, and attract more of your ideal prospects. For legal practitioners and law firms, it provides the potential for growing your network of contacts and increasing the number of referrals and sales leads you receive.

For this webinar, Mena was kindly joined by Emily Miller who is the Founder of Marshall Walker, an independent LinkedIn training organisation based in London. She is an experienced professional services marketer and business developer and has worked in the sector for over 15 years.

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Best practice in managing client complaints

Monday 2nd November 2015

Every firm needs a robust and fair procedure for dealing with client complaints to enhance the client experience and the reputation of the firm. For this informative webinar, we are joined by experienced complaints handler Barbara Spoor from Esterase Practice Management to explain what is currently seen as best practice.

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Myth busting the new CPD scheme

Monday 2nd November 2015

With the new CPD scheme becoming mandatory in a year's time we were kindly joined by Richard Williams from the SRA's Regulation and Education policy team. Richard explained the ins and outs of the new scheme and how it will affect training and competence going forward.

Richard has been a Policy Associate in the SRA’s Regulation and Education policy team since 2012. During this time he has lead on the development and implementation of the Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates, the introduction of a new approach to continuing competence.

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Things you wanted to know about pensions and pension sharing but didn't want to ask (part 1)!

Monday 2nd November 2015

Pensions and pension sharing can be a highly complex and confusing area for family solicitors. But this area can have a potentially very high impact on the outcomes of matters for clients.

Mark Penston of Bluesky Chartered Financial Planners has very kindly joined us for this webinar to explain the ins and outs of this subject. Mark also addressed some of the most common questions solicitors have in regards to this area.

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Divorce Centres: what you need to know now

Friday 24th July

Mena Ruparel and Nicola Rowlings discuss implementation of centralised divorce processing and what it means for your applications now. - See more at: Family Hub

Mena Ruparel and Nicola Rowlings discuss implementation of centralised divorce processing and what it means for your applications now. - See more at: Family Hub

Mena was joned by Nicola Rowlings of Mills and Reeve Solicitors and they discussed the implementation of the centralised divorce process and the impact on Family Law Solicitors.

Thank you to Family Law hub for inviting Mena to present this webinar. The recording can be viewed here.


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How to draft the perfect letter of instruction to a pensions expert with Mark Penston

Thursday 25th June 2015

In this webinar we looked at the thorny issue of instructing a pension expert. Mena Ruparel, family lawyer and MD of Law CPD Solutions Ltd was joined by Mark Penston, Resolution accredited pension expert at Bluesky IFAs.

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Taking the Stress out of law with Julian Hall

Wednesday 10th June 2015

Mena Ruparel is joined by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of Calm People to discuss stress in the legal profession, and how solicitors can deal with stress.

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Death of the training contract? From paralegal to solicitor - a new era

Wednesday 18th February

Presented by Mena Ruparel (solicitor) with Richard Burnham (paralegal).

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CPD changes for conveyancers

Monday 23rd February

Our MD Mena Ruparel filmed this short clip to update conveyancers on the changes to the new CPD scheme.

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Competent compliance - new CPD scheme

Part 1

Mena has recorded two new webinars with Alex von der Heyde of Esterase Ltd to discuss the compliance implications of the new CPD scheme especially with regards to Principle 5 and Principle 8. Please tweet us any comments or questions or else use our LinkedIn discussions page.

Part 2

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In House Course Testimonial

‘Mena Ruparel is a knowledgeable,  authoritative and engaging  Lecturer who encouraged the delegates to interact with her; ‘Hot Topics in Family Finance’ contained a wealth [excuse the pun] of useful information for Family Lawyers’

Paralegal Testimonial

I first met Mena whilst studying for my undergraduate law degree during my placement year at Goodhand and Forsyth, where she was engaged as a consultant solicitor in the firm’s family department. I was initially interviewed for my position at Goodhand and Forsyth by Mena and she later became my training supervisor.

Teaching testimonial

"I first met Mena a few years ago, just a couple of years after I started practicing family law.  Mena was lecturing near Regent Street and I remember it being all about matrimonial finance for family lawyers.  I was immediately struck by her warmth and she engaged straightaway with me and was interested in what I had to say.

Consultant Testimonial

 "Mena Ruparel is one of those disarming persons who mixes her knowledge, skill and experience with a generous personality and good natured practicality.

Her vast competence is reflected in her position as a senior matrimonial practitioner, lecturer, trainer and arbitrator.

Best testimonial

"I would though like to take the opportunity of saying that having attended family law and other subject courses over 36 years I have never found any lecturer better than Mena Ruparel".

Pension specialist testimonial

 "I've worked with Mena on many divorce cases and found her to be technically excellent. She always has a firm understanding of her clients position and what is right for them."

Client testimonial

"I am writing to let you know how happy I have been with the help Mena has been to me through what has been the most difficult time in my life."

Delegate testimonial

“The best seminar I have ever been to and possibly the most knowledgeable speaker – lots of extra content about the cases which makes it interesting.”

Arbitration testimonial

"Mena and I very successfully worked together on an Arbitration to deal with the financial aspects of a divorce, which had a number of complicating features.

Blog writing testimonial

"Mena has been ghost writing informative family law pieces for our website and a variety of local press for some months now. Her suggested articles are topical and are written in an intelligent but easy to comprehend  way for the lay person.

Mediator testimonial

Having known Mena Ruparel as a family lawyer advising and representing a considerable number of our mediation clients, I have no hesitation in strongly recommending her. I consider her to be ethical, highly competent and exceptionally focussed on helping clients in separation and divorce reach a dignified and fair conclusion.

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