Desmond acted for a client in divorce and financial proceedings through collaborative law. The case involved multiple pensions and a shareholding in a company which was likely to increase by several millions of pounds in the future. Experts were instructed to advise on the pensions and the benefits of their schemes and the percentage which should be transferred to the client’s spouse, if any. Specialist tax and trust advice was also sought during the case on the spouse’s request that there should be a trust set up to protect their future interests once the company sold in the future. At a meeting, the parties agreed to a financial settlement and avoided attending court as a result.