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Divorce forum disputes: when dual nationality may not be a possibility

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 13 Oct, 2017


iFLG receives high praise in Legal 500 UK 2017

by Madeleine Gordon / 11 Oct, 2017

iFLG have been described as “one of the top firms in international family law in England” and listed in the 2nd tier for ‘Private client: family and Family Mediation’ in this year’s Legal 500 UK Guide.

Child abduction returns trumped by asylum claims

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 26 Sep, 2017

David Hodson, Marianna Michaelides and Lauren Bovington 


Innovative New International Family Law Arbitration Scheme Launched Today in Fiji

by Madeleine Gordon / 04 Sep, 2017

A new and innovative arbitration scheme has been launched today (4 September 2017) at the 16th Australian Family Lawyers Conference, held in Fiji.  

Landmark decision handed down by the Indian Supreme Court finds the practice of “triple talaq” to be unconstitutional

by Fatimah Basama / 29 Aug, 2017

In May 2017, the Indian Supreme Court formally opened hearings into a number of applications challenging, among other issues, the constitutionality of the practice of “triple talaq” in Islam.

Government’s latest position paper on cross border civil judicial co-operation

by Michael Allum / 22 Aug, 2017

At 12pm on Tuesday 22 August 2017 the Government published their position paper regarding cross border civil judicial c

Talaq divorce ruled illegal and unconstitutional in India by India's Supreme Court

by Lucy Greenwood / 22 Aug, 2017

India is one of only a few countries where a Muslim man can divorce his wife in minutes by just saying to her three times...... "I divorce you, I divorce you, I divorce you” - sometimes even by social media or text.

Spanish abduction case receives huge media attention

by Marianna Michaelides / 04 Aug, 2017

A parental child abduction case has caused a social media frenzy in Spain. The Spanish mother, Juana Rivas wrongfully removed the children aged 3 and 11 in May 2016 from their home in Italy where they lived together with her partner, the children’s father.

Polyamorous Relationships: Is three a crowd?

by Emma Nash / 25 Jul, 2017

The traditional view of marriage has come into the spotlight again as three men in Columbia have officially recorded that they are living together as a ‘throuple’.

A Quick-fire Users’ Guide to the New Divorce Petitions

by Stuart Clark / 24 Jul, 2017

By Stuart Clark and Michael Allum

A stark example of the challenge faced by courts when balancing competing rights in child contact cases

by Helen Blackburn / 13 Jul, 2017

By Helen Blackburn & Lauren Bovington 

On 15 November 2017 the Court of Appeal will determine the matter of J v B (ultra-orthodox Judaism: Transgender) [2017] EWFC 4. The case was decided by Mr Justice Peter Jackson in January of this year.

“We all covet wealth, but not its perils”

by Lucy Greenwood / 11 Jul, 2017

Last week Petra Eccleston gave an interview about the breakdown of her marriage and the difficulties she associates with wealth when it comes to meeting a life partner.

Child Support Symposium, Heidelberg June 2017

by Lucy Greenwood / 26 Jun, 2017

iFLG Partner, Lucy Greenwood, has been involved in promoting the Hague Convention of 23 November 2007 on The International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance and The Hague Protocol on the Law Applicable to Maintenance Obligations. Lucy first spoke about this topic at The Hague Convention Conference in Hong Kong in 2015.  Following her presentation at that conference, she and others at IFLG have maintained links with various international experts who advise on child support and The Hague Conference (HCCH).

Divorce Jurisdiction and Forum after Brexit

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 23 Jun, 2017

In this paper, presented at the Class Legal conference on 21 June 2017, David Hodson examines three elements of our existing divorce law which will need examination on leaving the EU.  

Court of Appeal Decision in Chinese Tiger Trust Case

by Emma Nash / 21 Jun, 2017

The Court of Appeal has made a ruling on the case of Quan v Bray and Others [2017] EWCA Civ 405. The case involved a dispute over a trust, known as the Chinese Tigers South African Trust, which had been set up in 20