On Tuesday 20 November 2018 we were delighted to welcome “The Diva of Divorce” - Ayesha Vardag who presented a family law lecture entitled "Sex, Love and Money - the Law that changes lives" which took place at Cambridge University the Faculty of Law. A most captivating lecture and one that informed and fascinated even the most experienced of Family Lawyers among us.
Ayesha is a leading Family Lawyer with a team of lawyers second to none in their dedication to “find a way” for their clients. Resulting in changes in family law with Supreme Court cases such as Radmacher v Granatino the leading case for nuptial agreements. Ayesha expertly provided an insight into the intricacies of dealing with the many different aspects of family law relating her own experiences to those which she has advised upon over the years.
In a packed auditorium the lecture began with the most historical of family law cases - that of King Solomon in – The Judgment of Solomon where the King was faxed with deciding which of two mothers presented to him was the true mother of a child. Although the decision was made on a “knife edge” literally the true mother agreed to allow the other mother to be given the child through fear of his death. Everyone was amazed when they heard how Solomon had made his decision to judge fairly. A remarkable insight into family law albeit more than 1000 years ago.
The lecture continued to look at how Family Law has developed particularly in the past 20 years guiding us through many familiar cases which have shaped the law and as the title suggests that “changes lives”. Although the facts of the cases were well known to many some of the finer lesser known details such as one Judge measuring up a bathroom personally to ensure his knowledge of a case in specific detail was also revealed and kept the audience both entertained and enraptured.
Our thanks to Ayesha for such an alluring lecture and one which will be talked about in Cambridge for many months and no doubt years to come.
CDLS are grateful to Tilney our sponsors for the evening