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Are all Foreign Adoption orders automatically recognised in this Country?

by Helen Blackburn / 28 May, 2020

Not all foreign adoption orders are automatically recognised in this country. Only the following adoption orders are automatically recognised in this country.

A stark warning in relation to the Validity of Pre-nuptial Agreements

by Megan Bennie / 27 May, 2020

The very recent case of S v H[1] serves as a stark reminder that there are very strict parameters in which a Court in England and Wales will be willing to consider a pre-nuptial agreement valid and therefore

Recorded Podcast with iFLG, London UK & Nicholes Family Lawyers, Melbourne Australia

by ANONYMOUS (not verified) / 20 May, 2020

Recorded by Partners David Hodson OBE MCIArb and Stuart Clark.

AS v CPW [2020] EWHC 1238: The Court retrospectively grants a time limited relocation of a child wrongly removed to, and retained in Sierra Leone

by Lina Khanom / 20 May, 2020

In short, the case concerns three children but the judgement largely deals with the eldest child, B, a 14-year-old boy who was wrongly removed and retained by the mother in Sierra Leone. The younger two children remain in England with the mother.

Unaccompanied Minors and Airline Surcharges: The Increasing Extra Costs of Long-Distance Contact

by Megan Bennie / 19 May, 2020

Contact issues between parents must be considered on two fronts.

The Rapid Consultation on Remote Hearings in the Family Justice System: A Missed Opportunity for Long-Term Changes?

by Stuart Clark / 12 May, 2020

iFLG Partner Stuart Clark believes that the shorter-term focus of the rapid consultation on remote hearings may have been a missed opportunity for longer-term lessons to be learned and for future practice to be informed by the rapid acceleration of the use of remote hearings during the lockdown.

What is the legal effect of Foreign Children Orders in England & Wales

by Emma Nash / 07 May, 2020

How are foreign orders relating to children dealt with by the Family Court of England & Wales?

2020 Vision Revisited: A Vision of the Future of Family Law

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 07 May, 2020

In May 2008 I wrote an article anticipating what would be family law and the practice of family law a decade or more hence, May 2020.  Would I have perfect vision of a fair family law 12 years later or would some of the problems still be with us? 

Child abduction during the Coronavirus Pandemic

by Lina Khanom / 04 May, 2020

In Re N (A child) [2020] EWFC 35 the High Court was asked to consider whether judicial delays abroad caused by COVID-19 was a reason to depart from the general practice recommended in the decision in Re S (A Child) (Abduction: Hague Convention) [2018] 4 WLR 108, namely that the

Financial provision after foreign divorce: is it time to reform the leave/permission procedure?

by Michael Allum / 30 Apr, 2020

iFLG partner Michael Allum reviews the English family court’s power to make financial orders following foreign divorces (Part III) and asks whether it is time for the leave/permission filter mechanism to be reformed.   

To the Adulterer the Spoils? The role of Conduct in Divorce and Financial Proceedings in England and Abroad

by Megan Bennie / 28 Apr, 2020

The court is usually unwilling to adjust financial settlements in light of conduct despite a great many clients asking it to do so.  This article takes a look at how this position has come about and how other similar countries tackle conduct issues. 

Domestic Abuse increases during lockdown but help remains available

by Megan Bennie / 27 Apr, 2020

The scale of domestic abuse has increased during the COVID-19 lockdown period. Whilst an increase was predicted by experts in this field and echoed in the media, there is a no surprise that the figures have increased so drastically at this phenomenally difficult time.

The suitability of Remote Contested Final Hearings during the Covid-19 pandemic

by Ann Thomas / 24 Apr, 2020

This article by Managing Partner Ann Thomas and Paralegal Annie Boxer considers the reported decision on the suitability and appropriateness of remote contested final hearings during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Open Offers after FDR's: is 21 days too soon?

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 22 Apr, 2020

Partner David Hodson OBE looks at a change to the family court rules, the impact it may have on practice, the encouragement to settle but asks if the default timing is too soon?

Digital Domestic Abuse: The need for International Laws and Protections

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 21 Apr, 2020

Partner David Hodson OBE  draws attention to the urgent need for international laws for cross-border recognition and enforcement of domestic violence orders, particularly in the digital context.