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Welcome to The iFLG (The International Family Law Group LLP) website
The International Family Law Group LLP is a legal services practice looking after the interests of national and international families and children. Our team includes specialist accredited English lawyers, family and civil mediators, collaborative lawyers, arbitrators and Australian lawyers and mediators. We resolve our cases through a sensitive, pro active, settlement-focused and conciliatory approach.
We resolve the financial aspects of relationship breakdown for all families. This includes expertise in high net worth individuals with global and complex assets. We also look after the distinctive aspects of international families and expatriates, working closely with many lawyers abroad.
Our work includes international child abduction as well as all other national and international disputes involving children.
We provide a full range of alternative dispute resolution services including a specialist mediation and arbitration service. Our work includes both high conflict situations involving cross-border issues with children and complex financial circumstances. Our mediation and arbitration service has a wide range of experience and knowledge in dealing with relationship breakdown which extends across international borders. They understand the difficulties faced by parents wishing to live in different countries and cover Hague and non-Hague child abduction, international contact and child relocation dispute. They will assist in arbitrating complex financial issues; international and national
We have much experience in handling the media when it affects our clients, their children and their personal lives.
Please browse our website to learn more about our services. You will find a detailed information zone, a government approved child abduction questionnaire, as well as formulae which can be used as a starting point for calculating fair financial settlements.
Our lawyers have been involved in a number of important, leading reported cases, helping to shape the direction of English family law.
We have an emergency 24 hour child abduction snatch line +44 (0) 7973 890648. (This number covers forced marriages and similar family emergencies.)
The Legal 500 annual directory of law firms published in October 2007 included under the London family law section the following: “New firm The International Family Law Group enters the ranking as one to watch on the strength of the reputation of founding partner Ann Thomas who is chair of the resolution international committee. She works alongside consultant David Hodson, a family practitioner with a top-class reputation who is a deputy district judge at the Principal Registry”. Naturally we were delighted at this recognition by our peers and others in the family law profession, so soon after the practice started.
We have an association with Watts McCray, one of Australia’s leading family law firms. We work closely with many family lawyers around the world on behalf of our clients and regularly receive instructions from foreign law firms to act in England in international cases. Many English law firms refer their clients with complex family law cases with an international element to us as specialists on a non-tout basis.
We have written and published a book for international families, “When Cupid’s Arrow Crosses National Boundaries”, dealing in a straightforward question and answer format with the many issues affecting international families and their children. Contact iFLG for more details.