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Family law leaves the EU: the law on 1 January 2021

Partner David Hodson OBE MCIArb, summarises the law from January 2021 when EU laws will no longer apply in new cases. Second in his series of 3 articles on family law and EU exit.

Helen Blackburn is listed as 'Lawyer of the Week' in the Times Newspaper

Helen Blackburn, solicitor and partner at The International Family Law Group LLP, acted for the mother of 6 and 8 year old children in the Court of Appeal - the High Court had ruled that she had wrongfully retained her children in England after moving in July 2018 from Germany. The Court of Appeal ruled that the children were 'habitually resident' in England under the Hague Abduction Convention.

Financial remedy consent order applications: mandation of online applications

With mandatory online applications coming into effect on 24 August 2020, Partner Stuart Clark shares his insight into the new processes and HMCTS's work in digitising services.

Read the full article as published by the Law Society here

Only four months left to obtain English pension sharing orders from abroad

Authors Michael Allum and David Hodson OBE MCIArb.

At the moment a couple living and divorcing abroad but with a UK pension can share that pension.  But not necessarily from 1 January 2021.  This summary article acts as an important reminder to practitioners and individuals dealing with these issues to take urgent steps to obtain orders before the end of 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.

The UK and the EU co-working for the benefit of the family law community: A New Hope?

David Hodson explores areas where, post Brexit and with the differences behind them of continued membership, the UK and the EU should work together collaboratively for the benefit of international families and to further International family Law. 

This is a work in progress and has been shared with government and with lawyers internationally to prompt discussion and debate.

The Importance of Obtaining a Recognised Jewish Get when Jewish Couples Divorce and How the Courts Can Help

Partner Lucy Greenwood & trainee Solicitor Feriha Tayfur look at Jewish divorces ('Get') and potential solutions to family law practitioners and clients who need to ensure that a Jewish client obtains both a civil and religious divorce.

Government to review how the workplace can support victims of domestic abuse

Business Minister Paul Scully has just announced that the government will be examining how both employers and the government can improve their support of those within the workforce suffering from domestic abuse. 

Future Connected Wealth: Does a connected world impact positively or negatively on family wealth and security?

On Tuesday 17 September, Lucy Greenwood, Partner at The International Family Law Group LLP spoke about Future Families at Beacon Gainer’s Professional Adviser’s Autumn Seminar: 

iFLG shortlisted in LexisNexis Family Law Awards 2019 in the 'Family Law Innovation' award category

The International Family Law Group (iFLG) and legal technologists at Settify are delighted to have been nominated for 'Innovation of the Year' at this year’s LexisNexis Family Law Awards.  The nomination is in recognition for the collaborative design and  successful launch of Europe’s first artificially intelligent family Law client intake system.