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Meeting the President of Cyprus

by Lucy Loizou / 21 Feb, 2019

On 16 February 2019, Lucy Loizou, a Partner at the firm had the pleasure of meeting the President of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades in Limassol, Cyprus.  Mr Anastasiades was elected as President in 2013 and is currently serving his second five year term in office.

Oh Calderbank: which approach is the fairer of them all? Contrasting the English and Australian positions on costs offers

by Sarah Basso / 12 Feb, 2019

In the recent Australian decision of Laniga and Carron (No.

International Forum on Online Courts London, December 2018: an international family lawyer’s perspective

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 07 Feb, 2019

Professor David Hodson OBE MICArb, Partner, The International Family Law Group, provides a family lawyer’s perspective of the matters arising at the inaugural International Forum on Online Courts.

Winning the race to the divorce court by coming second: CJEU delivers surprising lis pendens judgment

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 06 Feb, 2019

Within EU family law where more than one EU member state has a connection, forum is decided only on who is the first party to lodge proceedings. A recent CJEU judgment however found that a divorce pronounced in the country second seized takes effect even overriding the proceedings in the country first seized with the proceedings. This article examines the case:

Restrictions on international travel if child support in arrears

by Sarah Basso / 05 Feb, 2019

In some countries (for example, in certain states in America) your ability to travel and obtain a passport can be restricted or temporarily removed if you fail to make payment of child maintenance over a set amount.  In late 2018, changes were made to child support legislation in England (the ins