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De Gafforj – Another Missed Opportunity?

by Stuart Clark / 31 Oct, 2018

On 20 September 2018 the Court of Appeal granted Anne Orenga de Gafforj a Hadkinson Order preventing her husband from pursuing his appeal against the Order of District Judge Hudd of April 2017 unless by 4pm on 8 October 2018 he complied with a Legal Services Payment Order made in her favour.

iFLG praised once more in the latest edition of Legal 500

by Madeleine Gordon / 29 Oct, 2018

The International Family Law Group LLP is delighted to announce that it has again secured an excellent ranking in this year’s newly published Legal 500.

iFLG is described as the ‘go to’ firm for cases with an international element.

Do the UAE Visa changes really help divorcees?

by Lucy Greenwood / 29 Oct, 2018

When I read the news that UAE visa rules for divorcees were changing as from Sunday, 21 October 2018, I was tentatively and cautiously hopeful. 

EU Matrimonial Property Regime Regulation

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 29 Oct, 2018

New EU family law comes into force on 29 January 2019 in respect of 19 member states.  It provides for agreements to be reached for married couples, and registered partners in an ancillary Regulation, to be registered and enforceable on either divorce or death regarding their marital property.  It is based very much on civil law principles and on any basis is acknowledged by EU lawyers, notaries and policymakers as complicated.  Even before the referendum, the UK had opted out but it will still be important for UK practitioners to have some knowledge of this EU law.  This note follows the writer’s attendance at the ERA annual family law update conference at Trier, Germany.  It does not purport to be an extensive analysis of the legislation.

Preparing for family law Brexit: some practical steps in UK EU cases

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 26 Oct, 2018

The UK leaves the European Union at 11 PM on 29 March 2019.  At the time of this note, 26 October 2018, it is not yet known if there will be any deal and, more important for family lawyers, whether there will be any transition period.  In these circumstances what practical steps should be taken b

How to keep your divorce amicable

by Lucy Loizou / 22 Oct, 2018

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.

Partner Lucy Loizou takes part in the Calderbank Cup Tournament

by Lucy Loizou / 22 Oct, 2018

On Saturday 20th October the Calderbank Cup golf tournament took place at Swinley Forest Golf club. The annual event, now in its 26th year, saw various leading family law Solicitors take on eminent members of the Bar/Judiciary in an attempt to win the coveted trophy.

iFLG are the first firm in the UK to adopt Artificial Intelligence on-boarding system from Settify.

by Stuart Clark / 16 Oct, 2018

In brief

The International Family Law Group LLP (iFLG) is the first firm of solicitors in the United Kingdom to adopt ‘Settify’, an artificial intelligence driven system being used in family law.

Is it time for the 1980 Hague Convention to be revised?

by Marianna Michaelides / 03 Oct, 2018

The Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (“1980 Hague Convention”) is a multilateral treaty developed by the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH).  There are currently 99 Contracting Parties to the 1980 Hague Convention and it is ofte

iFLG Announce Three New Partners

by Madeleine Gordon / 01 Oct, 2018

The International Family Law Group LLP is pleased to announce that Emma Nash, Stuart Clark and Michael Allum have been appointed partners of the firm.