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Top Ten Myths in International Family Law

There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about international family law issues. Here is our top 10:

Lucy Loizou is interviewed by Parikiaki newspaper

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

UK Greek Cypriot lawyer and partner Lucy Loizou was recently interviewed by the newspaper about her professional experiences through the first and second lockdown. Lucy is regarded as leading family lawyer in England and has become the “go to” family lawyer for the Greek community.

Christmas Opening Hours

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

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 in a virtual conference held on 26 November 2020.

The conference covered:

Lockdown 2: how does it affect child contact?

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 around.

The International Family Law Group is ranked in Chambers UK 2021

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?

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

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)? 
Specifically, which level of courts should be able to depart from it?  There was a consultation over the summer.

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

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

'Family law leaves the EU: A summary guide for practitioners'

This is a new textbook published today, 20 October 2020, by LEXIS-NEXIS and written by one of the world’s leading family lawyers, Prof David Hodson OBE MCI Arb. 

Child abduction and relocation in a time of pandemic border closures

By Ann Thomas & James Netto

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