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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. 


Lucy Loizou returns to Kingston University to help young lawyers of the future

by Lucy Loizou / 08 Feb, 2017

Lucy Loizou was invited to return to her University yesterday evening to sit on a panel and address students on life as a London family lawyer. The event was attended by over 50 law and business students looking for careers in law.

The Electronic Divorce Filing Pilot: An Opportunity Missed or a new horizon opening up?

by Stuart Clark / 07 Feb, 2017

In November 2015 the then Chancellor, George Osborne MP, announced in his autumn budget that £800 million would be made available for technology in the courts to bring, he said, “further and permanent long-term savings, and speed up the process of justice”.  Apart from the rather crucial point th

Cyprus set for reform of divorce and child law

by Lucy Loizou / 07 Feb, 2017

Family law legislation in Cyprus is currently under review with the stated intention being to create a more efficient legal system in the future. The proposed amendments to current law include:

1. Uncontested divorce settlements are to be processed quicker.

DB v PB: reminder of potential effect of maintenance agreements

by Michael Allum / 03 Feb, 2017

The recent case of DB v PB serves as a reminder of the potential effect an agreement in relation to maintenance can (for the time being at least) have on financial proceedings following the breakdown of a marriage.


LEPCA II report

by Helen Blackburn / 03 Feb, 2017

On 26-27 January 2017 I attended and participated in the LEPCA II conference in Berlin.

Chinese New Year Celebrations at No 10 Downing Street

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 02 Feb, 2017

iFLG’s Ann Thomas, David Hodson and Sheela McIntosh were delighted to be invited to celebrate the Chinese New Year at Number 10 Downing Street yesterday evening, along with many members of the Anglo Chinese community.  There was an address by the Prime Minister, Theresa May MP, about the importan

iFLG Partner attends and speaks at the LEPCA Conference 2017

by Madeleine Gordon / 27 Jan, 2017

We are delighted that on the 26th and 27th of January one of our specialist Children lawyers Helen Blackburn is attending the LEPCA (Lawyers in Europe on Parental Child Abduction) Conference. The conference aims to train law

Could abducting parents face extradition?

by Marianna Michaelides / 26 Jan, 2017

By Marianna Michaelides & Lauren Bovington


5th edition of 'International Family Law Practice' published

by Madeleine Gordon / 18 Jan, 2017

The 5th edition of The International Family Law Practice has just been published by Jordans.

Mediators drafting consent orders

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 16 Jan, 2017

Mediators should be able to draft consent orders for couples in mediation.  This is the response of iFLG to a consultation by the Family Mediation Council.  It can be found here or by enquiry to the firm.

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 Madeleine 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