Private FDRs - What are they, how do they work and should you consider for your divorce?

Tamsin speaks to arbitrator, mediator and barrister Rhys Taylor about private Finance Dispute Resolutions (FDRs). There has been a considerable amount of legal press about private FDRs recently as the courts struggle to cope. However, Rhys offers a simplified guide to the process and when they can help couples to resolve their differences.Director of Financial Planning and Chartered Financial Planner Tamsin Caine has a strong background of over 15 years within the financial services profession. She began Smart Divorce following her own experience with divorce; she now advises people in the same situation as she once was, enabling them to take back control of their life and finances. Smart Divorce website is Contact her by email Taylor specialises in money and property disputes following family relationship breakdown.In the field of financial remedies he has a noted and sought after specialism dealing with pensions on divorce. He is very well versed with cohabitant disputes or disputes involving third party rights in financial remedy cases.As a "family law" barrister with significant experience of contested civil trials, he is well placed to assist family lawyers with substantive and procedural advice in either conducting or resolving disputes arising under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996.Rhys is both an IFLA appointed arbitrator and civil mediator. He also offers Early Neutral Evaluation (private FDRs) for both TOLATA and financial remedy disputes.He was voted “Family Law Commentator of the Year” in the 2015 Jordans' Family Law Awards. He is a co-author of the third edition of “Pensions on Divorce: A Practitioner’s Handbook” (LexisNexis/Jordans) and a member of the Pension Advisory Group. Rhys lectures on his areas of interest, including at the Judicial College on the subject of pensions on divorce.Contact Rhys at the show (

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