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New Practice Guidance Issued by the President - Case Management and Mediation of International Child Abduction Proceedings

by Marianna Michaelides / 23 Mar, 2018

On 13 March 2018, a new practice direction was issued by the President concerning Case Management and Mediation of International Child Abduction Proceedings.

 A Practice Direction tells anyone involved in judicial proceedings how to manage the case and interpret the Court rules.

iFLG hosts the International Family Law Conference 2018

by Madeleine Gordon / 23 Mar, 2018

The International Family Law Group LLP and Anthony Gold Solicitors hosted the International Family Law Conference 18 yesterday (22nd March 2018) at De Vere Holborn Bars in the heart of London’s legal district.

Brexit and child relocation

by ANONYMOUS (not verified) / 19 Mar, 2018

The UK's decision to leave the European Union sent nervous tremors amongst the millions of EU nationals who currently call the UK their home. Some are comforted by the government's assurances that those currently living in the UK may stay after it withdraws from the EU on 29 March 2019, but for many the ongoing negotiations between London and Brussels casts a grey cloud over their immigration status.

In the matter of C (Children), [2018] UKSC 8;

by Ann Thomas / 16 Mar, 2018

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Consequences of real-time digital family court filing: Respondent dying within hours of the electronic filing

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 02 Mar, 2018

With online divorce being available for use by lawyers in only a matter of weeks, the consequences in practice will be more widely debated than just hitherto by a few of us family law geeks.  I am very grateful to Rob Glade Wright of The Family Law Book of Australia (

Relationship Status and Related Legal Rights

by Lucy Greenwood / 01 Mar, 2018

As stated in a recent online article for a national newspaper ‘Statistics show that two thirds of cohabiting couples in England believe that they have automatic rights or the same rights as married couples/couples in a Civil Partnership, simply by virtue of the fact they live together.