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iFLG hosts the International Family Law Conference 2019

The International Family Law Group LLP and Anthony Gold Solicitors hosted their second annual International Family Law Conference yesterday (21 March 2019) in London.

The conference brought together specialist family lawyers from iFLG and Anthony Gold, as well as barristers who gave practical and updating insights into highly topical areas of international family law.

Oh Calderbank: which approach is the fairer of them all? Contrasting the English and Australian positions on costs offers

In the recent Australian decision of Laniga and Carron (No. 2)1 a costs order was made against the husband following the final financial order being more favourable to the wife than various without prejudice offers made by her and rejected by him. In contrast, an English court would have been unable to take the without prejudice offers into account and therefore would have been unable to make costs order on a similar basis.

International Forum on Online Courts London, December 2018: an international family lawyer’s perspective

Professor David Hodson OBE MICArb, Partner, The International Family Law Group, provides a family lawyer’s perspective of the matters arising at the inaugural International Forum on Online Courts.

Restrictions on international travel if child support in arrears

In some countries (for example, in certain states in America) your ability to travel and obtain a passport can be restricted or temporarily removed if you fail to make payment of child maintenance over a set amount.  In late 2018, changes were made to child support legislation in England (the insertion of s39B to 39G of the Child Support Act 1991) which means that your ability to travel may be impacted in a similar fashion if you fail to pay child maintenance. 

How will a 'no-deal Brexit' affect you?

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The International Family Law Group LLP is again ranked leader in its field for mediation services.

iFLG has once again been ranked highly for Mediation in this year’s Legal 500.

David Hodson OBE MICArb is a mediator and arbitrator in finance work and is described as ‘very capable of ensuring that clients will arrive at a very clear, detailed and workable settlement’. He is known for his ‘tenacity and his very strong knowledge of the law’.

How to keep your divorce amicable

As a divorce lawyer (specialising in cases with an international connection), I often see how acrimonious divorces can become with cases ending up in Court, and sometimes taking years to conclude. This can be a stressful time for all involved, emotions often run high and sadly children can often become the pawns in the complex game of chess otherwise known as divorce.

iFLG partner David Hodson becomes one of the first Fellows of the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution

David Hodson OBE, MCIArb, partner and co-founder of The International Family Law Group LLP (iFLG), has been invited to become one of the first Fellows of the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (AIADR).

Commentary on the House of Commons Justice Committee Report on implications of Brexit for the justice system

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Mediators drafting consent orders

Mediators should be able to draft consent orders for couples in mediation.  This is the response of iFLG to a consultation by the Family Mediation Council.  It can be found here or by enquiry to the firm.

 

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