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UK/EU Christmas Eve deal: what's in it about family law?

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 27 Dec, 2020

On Christmas Eve, with seven days to go before the UK fully left the EU, the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, announced that a deal had been concluded with the EU.  The full document incorporating the terms was published on Boxing Day morning. 

The impact of Brexit on divorce and financial proceedings in England and Wales

by ANONYMOUS (not verified) / 18 Dec, 2020

By Stuart Clark and Michael Allum

Lucy Loizou is interviewed by Parikiaki newspaper

by Lucy Loizou / 17 Dec, 2020

Parikiaki is the leading Greek Cypriot newspaper published in London which serves the Greek and Greek Cypriot communities in excess of 300,000 people.

Is divorce too easy? A new legal challenge asks the High Court to decide

by Megan Bennie / 15 Dec, 2020

There has been a wealth of articles – everywhere from newspapers to academic journals – in recent years which suggest the divorce process in England and Wales should be simplified and made less adversarial. 

Christmas Opening Hours

by Paula Fox / 08 Dec, 2020

The International Family Law Group LLP would like to wish our clients, contacts and friends across the globe a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year.

Our opening hours over the festive period are as follows:

Brexit and Family Law: UK Departure but European Problems

by Paula Fox / 08 Dec, 2020

English and French specialist family lawyers David Hodson and James Netto of The International Family Law Group, plus guest speaker Delphine Eskenazi of Libra Avocats (France) examined some of the family law problems which will arise in practice from January 2021 onwards on the UK leaving the EU

Online filing is real-time on New Year's Eve: practice direction change to accommodate EU withdrawal arrangements

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 01 Dec, 2020

I have just heard this morning that there will be an amendment to the relevant practice directions to provide that online applications received on New Year’s Eve after 4:30 PM and before 11:00 PM will count as receipt on that date and not as the next day on which the court opens as is presently 

New guidance on measures to support domestic abuse victims at court

by Megan Bennie / 23 Nov, 2020

Special measures have long been available to help victims of domestic abuse attending court.  However, the move towards remote and hybrid hearings as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic has posed new and unique problems in this area. 

EU Laws continue until at least 2038 and beyond

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 17 Nov, 2020

The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020.  But in matters of law it fully leaves on 31 December 2020.  But EU laws will continue to apply, and be applied, in the English family courts from 1 January 2021 onwards, probably until 2038 and perhaps beyond. 

Opportunity for 2 Family Law solicitors

by Paula Fox / 12 Nov, 2020

The International Family Law Group LLP, London is looking to recruit 2 solicitors (3+PQE) in the continued expansion of its chidren and finance teams.


Applications can be made below:

Lockdown 2: how does it affect child contact?

by Megan Bennie / 03 Nov, 2020

No sooner had clarity been obtained as to how child contact would work within and across the tier system, than the government announced its suspension in England.  From 5 November 2020, a 4-week lockdown will begin.  Thankfully though, the position on child contact is very much clearer this time

The International Family Law Group is ranked in Chambers UK 2021

by Paula Fox / 30 Oct, 2020

We are delighted to announce that we have been ranked as a leading firm in Children:Cross-Border Disputes in the 2021 edition of Chambers UK.

How does Child Contact work across the Tier System?

by Megan Bennie / 30 Oct, 2020

The government has, with considerable controversy, introduced a system of tiers across England to try to stop the second wave of the Covid-19 virus taking hold and causing significant problems within the NHS. 

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, explains Family Law in leaving the EU. Every practitioner should have a copy.