Claire Edgar is Guest Speaker at the Jersey International Family Law Conference 2022

20 October 2022

Our Family Law Partner Claire Edgar was a guest speaker at the Jersey International Family Law Conference 2022. 

The conference was hosted by specialist UK family law firm Corbett Le Quesne and this year focussed on the theme of Abusive Behaviour, Control in Divorce, Earnings and Finances. Other speakers at the event included Baroness Hale of Richmond and Mrs Justice Judd.

Claire attended in Jersey to present her talk on Domestic Abuse in the context of Divorce and Ancillary Relief proceedings to other legal professionals practising in this area.  Of the event, Claire commented:-

“I was delighted to be asked to speak at this year’s Jersey International Family Law Conference. The theme of abusive and controlling behaviour in divorce and financial proceedings is of great interest to me and I previously spoke on this topic at the European Conference of Domestic Violence in Oslo in 2019.  

As well as being a practitioner in family law and representing victims of domestic abuse, I am also a member of the Belfast Domestic Violence Partnership Protection and Justice Working Group and as such work closely with organisations and statutory bodies to raise awareness and strengthen support within our society for those impacted by domestic abuse. 

It is my view that financial abuse following marriage breakdown is often not recognised or ignored.   It is important that the Courts are alive to the potential of our justice system being utilised by a perpetrator to continue economic abuse in the course of divorce proceedings.

Hearing from the variety of speakers at the Conference was both enlightening and motivating and I was honoured to be part of this conversation and very grateful for the Conference hosts for for putting this issue in the spotlight. It is certainly timely given the recent changes in legislation around domestic abuse in Northern Ireland and across the UK.”

If you require advice or assistance in respect of divorce or matters regarding matrimonial finances, Claire can be contacted on 028 9024 3901 or by emailing