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The International Family Law Group LLP is delighted to announce that its co-founder and partner, David Hodson, has been appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, published today, for his “Services to International Family Law”. 
 
David is a solicitor, mediator, family law arbitrator, part-time family court judge and also Australian qualified solicitor and barrister.  He was appointed a Deputy District Judge of the Principal Registry of the Family Division, High Court, London, now the Central Family Court, in 1995.
 
David is recognised as one of the world’s leading and highly innovative and inspirational family lawyers of his generation, with particular expertise in international family law. This is a very complicated area of law as it combines both English and foreign law elements and requires a knowledge and understanding of different laws, cultures and procedures.
 
He has over the past 25 years informed, explained and educated on the complex yet hugely relevant aspects of international family law to the English legal profession and to many lawyers abroad, from small local groups around England and Wales to keynote speeches at major conferences around the world. He has written several books including the leading textbook, “The International Family Law Practice” (The Grey Book) (Jordans), now in its third edition. 

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