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EU Laws continue until at least 2038 and beyond

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. 
This fact is not much known, has not been widely publicised but is very relevant for those who wish to continue to rely on EU laws in their family affairs.  

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.

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. 

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

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.!

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

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.

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

Recorded by Partners David Hodson OBE MCIArb and Stuart Clark.

While these current times are certainly difficult, it is truly wonderful that we have been able to come together with Nicholes Family Lawyers and create this Podcast as an informative and valuable tool for those most at risk and vulnerable in our international community due to COVID-19. 

Australia launches private family arbitration scheme: the Alternative Courtroom

Last week in Australia a private family law arbitration scheme was launched. Known as the Alternative Courtroom, it provides a service for those involved in family disputes to help produce an adjudicated outcome and resolution. It has a panel of experienced and specialist Australian family arbitrators. It makes the arrangements for the start of the process including assisting the arbitrator and dealing with issues of disclosure.

Greece Joins EU Law of Applicable Law on Divorce

Today, 29 July 2015, Greece becomes the 16th EU country to incorporate European legislation known as the Rome III Regulation into its own domestic law.

The purpose is to decide and determine which law should be used in cross- border divorces.

All Change for London Family Lawyers: An International Perspective

A number of changes to the administration of family justice in London come into force this month, July 2015 and the key words for London family court users are “centralisation” and “complexity.”

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