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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:

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.!

What is an Ecclesiastical Divorce and do I need one?

Lucy Loizou, a Partner at the firm, regularly assists individuals and foreign professionals with divorce and financial cases that contain Greek and/or Cypriot elements.

It is not uncommon for a Greek/Cypriot couple to marry in a Greek Orthodox Church. A question that is frequently raised in the event of subsequent divorce in England is whether the Church needs to be notified that the couple are divorcing.

Cyprus set for reform of divorce and child law

Family law legislation in Cyprus is currently under review with the stated intention being to create a more efficient legal system in the future. The proposed amendments to current law include:

1. Uncontested divorce settlements are to be processed quicker.

2. Couples who married in the Greek Orthodox Church will no longer be made to inform the District Bishop of their intention to divorce.

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.