The UK left the EU on the 31 January 2020. How does this impact on family law, family lawyers and family law clients?
As one of the world’s leading law firms working with international families, The International Family Law Group LLP has prepared a series of videos and articles for guidance.
We have been actively involved working with the UK government on necessary family law changes on the UK leaving the EU.
In fact there will be no change at all until the end of December 2020, the so-called implementation or transition period. The existing EU laws will continue and therefore there will be no change in the short term.
But what happens in January 2021 onwards will be fundamental for family lawyers, those involved in family dispute proceedings and all concerned with family justice here and abroad, within and outside the EU.
iFLG has also relaunched its free Brexit family law helpline to provide information for family lawyers here and abroad and those involved in family court proceedings about the impact of Brexit on family law. Please telephone +44 (0) 203 178 5668.
Please see below for the good practice guidance, January 2019 and March 2019, to the family law profession by the Law Society and resolution, of which iFLG partner, David Hodson OBE was a primary author.