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When Do Marital Contributions Become Special?

by Michael Allum / 28 Apr, 2017

On 11 April 2017 the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in the case of Gray v Work.  It determined whether a spouse should receive more than 50% of the shared net marital assets on the basis that he or she has made a "special contribution" to the welfare of the family.  In England all assets acquired during the marriage are shared equally unless there is a good reason for a departure.  It is an important decision about when marital assets will be unequally shared. 

Large increase in marriage rate in men and women over 65

by ANONYMOUS (not verified) / 20 Apr, 2017

The Office of National Statistics has recently published new data in relation to the marriages that took place in England and Wales during the course of 2014.

The Great EU Repeal Bill White Paper and family law

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 10 Apr, 2017

David Hodson examines the UK government consultation paper on proposed legislation on Brexit in respect of EU law.  He finds that unlike many other areas of law, family law does not need, nor want, EU law to be simply put into national law as the government proposes. 

New Investigation Reveals Growth in Halala Marriages

by Stuart Clark / 06 Apr, 2017

Stuart Clark looks behind the headlines of a concerning story about divorce practices and considers the impact of recognition of religious marriage arrangements in England and Wales and abroad.

Emma Nash Appointed New Associate

by Madeleine Gordon / 04 Apr, 2017

The International Family Law Group LLP is delighted to announce that Emma Nash, a Solicitor Advocate, has been appointed Associate.

The International Family Law Group LLP celebrates its 10th birthday

by Madeleine Gordon / 03 Apr, 2017

iFLG was founded on 2 April 2007 by Ann Thomas and David Hodson OBE. Based in Covent Garden, London, it was the world's first law, mediation and arbitration practice set up specifically for the needs of international families and their children. 

The Hague 1970 Divorce Recognition Convention: filling an EU divorce gap?

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 30 Mar, 2017




A Culture of Change: Family Law and Inter-Ethnic Families

by Fatimah Basama / 30 Mar, 2017

We have seen a change in the demography of our society with the increase in families of mixed ethnicities in recent years.

Commentary on the House of Commons Justice Committee Report on implications of Brexit for the justice system

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 26 Mar, 2017



Whose fault is it anyway?

by Lucy Loizou / 24 Mar, 2017

The second highest Court in England (the Court of Appeal) has today refused to allow a wife to obtain a divorce against her husband. The case highlights the fundamental need for reform in this area of the law. Archaic and out of date laws have produced a judgment that many see as unfair.

Divorce jurisdiction after Brexit

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 16 Mar, 2017

Since the EU referendum, David Hodson of iFLG has been working on what should be the divorce jurisdiction of our country once we leave the European Union.  At the moment divorce jurisdiction is found in EU statutes.  David  made proposals to an EU family law working group based in London consisti

Jamaica joins the international family law community

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 07 Mar, 2017

We were delighted to learn today that Jamaica has joined the 1980 Child Abduction Convention.  In doing so, it has also become the 150th state to be connected to the Hague Conference on Private International Law.  It is the 97th contracting state to the child abduction Conve

UK to reform and improve domestic abuse laws

by Lucy Loizou / 19 Feb, 2017

The government announced on 17 February 2017 that the Prime Minister, Theresa May, will directly oversee and support changes in the law aimed at tackling domestic abuse.  Details are here


Ryan Giggs Scores Partial Privacy Victory in the High Court

by Stuart Clark / 17 Feb, 2017

Mr Justice Cobb, in a decision reported in The Telegraph this afternoon, today refused an application by the former Premiership foot

Wife appeals decision refusing her a divorce

by Michael Allum / 15 Feb, 2017

A 78 year old woman has taken her case to the Court of Appeal after a judge refused to grant her a divorce after a marriage of 39 years.