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Jurisdiction for divorce for same-sex marriages

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 13 Jan, 2017


What should be the necessary connection, jurisdiction, should a country have with a couple in order to deal with a same sex divorce?

Pakistan Accedes the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction

by Marianna Michaelides / 06 Jan, 2017

On 22 December 2016, Pakistan’s cabinet acceded to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (“1980 Hague Convention”).    This means that on 1 March 2017 Pakistan will be the 96th signatory to 

The Istanbul Convention; Could the UK Government be on the brink of enshrining a life changing law to help tackle violence against women?

by Madeleine Gordon / 23 Dec, 2016

By Madeine Gordon and David Hodson 

Change in Pakistani law marks progress in the prosecution of “honour killings”

by Fatimah Basama / 20 Dec, 2016

Fatimah Farag, a solicitor at The International Family Law Group LLP and David Hodson, a partner and highly experienced international family law expert at The International Family Law Group LLP, and, look at a recent change in legislation in Pakistan on “honour-based” violence and re

Law Commission adopts iFLG proposals on law reform for pension sharing after foreign court orders

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 16 Dec, 2016

by David Hodson and Michael Allum 

iFLG Partner Helen Blackburn has appeared as an expert witness on English Law in Los Angeles

by Madeleine Gordon / 12 Dec, 2016

Last week Helen Blackburn, a specialist in the law concerning the cross border movement of children, appeared as an expert witness in an international children case in the family court in Los Angeles.

iFLG responds to government on Brexit

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 08 Dec, 2016

The UK Government has recently conducted a consultation on the impact of Brexit on the justice system. The International Family Law Group LLP (iFLG) have responded to this consultation, limited to family law aspects.

PRESS RELEASE: Leading International Family Law Firm Launches New Digital Tool To Help Demystify The Law

by Madeleine Gordon / 02 Dec, 2016

A London based law firm The International Family Law Group LLP has launched two new, free, Web-Apps to assist individuals involved in family breakdown understand their rights, whatever relationship they may be in, and to help work towards a financial settleme

Court determines the English Courts are not able to make pension sharing orders pursuant to s24B of the MCA 1973 against foreign pensions

by Lucy Greenwood / 04 Nov, 2016

This is a judgment with significant relevance to practitioners and clients whose cases involve pensions located abroad. Even the judiciary and advocates have struggled considerably with this issue.


Paid McKenzie friend jailed for deceit

by Marianna Michaelides / 21 Oct, 2016

A paid McKenzie friend, David Bright, has been jailed for perverting the course of justice within family proceedings. Mr. Bright ran an organisation that charges for the services of ‘professional’ McKenzie friends.

Parental Absence in Early Childhood

by Helen Blackburn / 18 Oct, 2016

Earlier this month the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at University College London (UCL) published their findings on the effect of parental absence in early childhood

China begins streaming courtroom trials Live

by Lauren Bovington / 12 Oct, 2016

There is a battle in the family courts. The media understandably want to report on family court proceedings and some family practitioners seek to protect the privacy of the family courts especially hearings involving children.

Turkey signs 1996 and 2007 Hague Conventions

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 10 Oct, 2016

On Friday 7 October 2016 Turkey signed and deposited its instrument of ratification to the 1996 Hague Child Protection Convention and to the 2007 Hague Maintenance Convention. Both Conventions will enter into force for Turkey on 1 February 2017.

Can financial proceedings remain a divorcing couple’s best-kept secret?

by Fatimah Basama / 03 Oct, 2016

Court proceedings relating to the division of a couple’s assets generally come about as a result of the couple concerned having been unable to reach an agreement between themselves, or through mediation or lawyers, and therefore needing to ask for the Court to intervene in order to reach a conclu

It’s a ‘Pitty’ about Brangelina: Privacy in an A-List World

by Lucy Loizou / 21 Sep, 2016

News of the breakdown of the marriage of America’s sweethearts - Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie - has sent shockwaves across the world. Since the announcement of their separation there has been a media frenzy.