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EU Case Law: iFLG stands up for Access to Justice

by Lucy Greenwood / 21 Oct, 2020

In February 2020, the UK government said it would be leaving EU laws on final departure from the EU on 31 December 2020.  But what should be the status of existing case law from the European Court (CJEU)? 

Family Law Leaves the EU: A summary guide for practitioners - published today

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 20 Oct, 2020

This new book published today, expains Family Law in leaving the EU. Every practitioner should have a copy.

Child abduction and relocation in a time of pandemic border closures

by ANONYMOUS (not verified) / 19 Oct, 2020

By Ann Thomas & James Netto

Family law leaves the EU: Still relying on EU laws after all those years

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 09 Oct, 2020

David Hodson OBE MCIArb in his third article on family law leaving the EU looks at transitional arrangements.  It will be possible to rely on EU laws for very many years to come but take action before 31 December 2020.!

iFLG recognised once again as a 'Leading Firm' in The Legal 500 2021 rankings

by Paula Fox / 02 Oct, 2020

We are delighted to announce that we have again been recognised as a Leading Firm in Family Law in The Legal 500 2021.

Quickfire HNW Divorce: Hot Topics in Finances & Children

by Paula Fox / 28 Sep, 2020

The iFLG team, chaired by David Hodson OBE MCIArb participated in a live virtual conference called 'Quickfire HNW Divorce: Hot Topics in Finances & Children' on 24 September 2020, hosted by

Family law leaves the EU: the law on 1 January 2021

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 16 Sep, 2020

Partner David Hodson OBE MCIArb, summarises the law from January 2021 when EU laws will no longer apply in new cases. Second in his series of 3 articles on family law and EU exit.

Helen Blackburn is listed as 'Lawyer of the Week'

by Helen Blackburn / 10 Sep, 2020

Helen Blackburn, solicitor and partner at The International Family Law Group LLP, acted for the mother of 6 and 8 year old children in the Court of Appeal - the High Court had ruled that she had wrongfully retained her children in England after moving in July 2018 from Germany.

Financial remedy consent order applications: mandation of online applications

by Stuart Clark / 09 Sep, 2020

With mandatory online applications coming into effect on 24 August 2020, Partner Stuart Clark shares his insight into the new processes and HMCTS's work in digitising services.

Only four months left to obtain English pension sharing orders from abroad

by ANONYMOUS (not verified) / 07 Sep, 2020

Authors Michael Allum and David Hodson OBE MCIArb.

Family law leaves the EU: the conjunctive or disjunctive interpretation resolved by EU guidance

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 07 Sep, 2020

David Hodson covers the helpful guidance given by the EU last week to resolve differences of interpretation, which has a vital importance for practitioners in their work this autumn and winter in EU cross-border cases.

What is a child’s habitual residence? The Court of Appeal reconfirms the correct approach the court should take to determine this issue

by Helen Blackburn / 04 Sep, 2020

Although the concept of habitual residence plays a crucial role worldwide in determining a family court’s jurisdiction regarding children, it is not defined in statutes, international conventions, or treaties in which it features. 

David Hodson runs Masters Module in International Family Law at The University of Queensland - remotely from Surrey

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 29 Jul, 2020

Prof David Hodson OBE MCIArb will be running again this year an International Family Law module on a Masters degree course in Current Issues in International Law (Private) at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.  But this time the lectures will be presented remotely to the students

The UK and the EU co-working for the benefit of the family law community: A New Hope?

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 13 Jul, 2020

David Hodson explores areas where, post Brexit and with the differences behind them of continued membership, the UK and the EU should work together collaboratively for the benefit of international families and to further International family Law. 

Supreme Court Judgment in Villiers paves the way for English Maintenance Claims alongside a Scottish divorce

by Lina Khanom / 03 Jul, 2020

On 1 July 2020, the Supreme Court handed down judgment in the matter of Villiers.