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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:

New guidance on measures to support domestic abuse victims at court

Special measures have long been available to help victims of domestic abuse attending court.  However, the move towards remote and hybrid hearings as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic has posed new and unique problems in this area. 
The Family Justice Council has now published a set of comprehensive guidelines to assist everyone involved in the family justice process to implement special measures in the new digital era. 

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.

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.!

Quickfire HNW Divorce: Hot Topics in Finances & Children

The iFLG team, chaired by David Hodson OBE MCIArb participated in a live virtual conference called 'Quickfire HNW Divorce: Hot Topics in Finances & Children' on 24 September 2020, hosted by ThoughtLeaders4 HNW Divorce.

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

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.

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