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Should Cryptocurrency be part of my Divorce Settlement?

by Megan Bennie / 10 Jun, 2020

Cryptocurrency, though used by only a small part of the general population, is increasingly subject to litigation as its use becomes more widespread and it starts to figure in disputes, both commercial and personal. 

talkRADIO interview with David Hodson on 'No Fault Divorce'

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 09 Jun, 2020

David Hodson was interviewed this morning live on talkRADIO by Mike Graham and gave his support on the topical issue of 'No Fault Divorce'.

Legal Relationship Advice: 'Knowledge is Power'

by Lucy Greenwood / 05 Jun, 2020

Partner Lucy Greenwood offers practical advice and guidance in this article, for those looking for legal relationship advice as we ease out of lockdown.

Diplomatic immunity (again) facing Justice in the Family Courts

by Lina Khanom / 04 Jun, 2020

A recently decided case has again raised the issue of the position of diplomats before the English family courts, this time in the context of apparent domestic violence to children and local authorities carrying out their statutory duty. 

Tackling child contact problems as England emerges from lockdown: Questions and Answers

by Megan Bennie / 02 Jun, 2020

From 1st June 2020, lockdown in England has considerably eased, with many children returning to schools and families and friends being given the green light to meet in groups of up to six, so long as observing social distancing rules when outside.

Are all Foreign Adoption orders automatically recognised in this Country?

by Helen Blackburn / 28 May, 2020

Not all foreign adoption orders are automatically recognised in this country. Only the following adoption orders are automatically recognised in this country.

A stark warning in relation to the Validity of Pre-nuptial Agreements

by Megan Bennie / 27 May, 2020

The very recent case of S v H[1] serves as a stark reminder that there are very strict parameters in which a Court in England and Wales will be willing to consider a pre-nuptial agreement valid and therefore

Recorded Podcast with iFLG, London UK & Nicholes Family Lawyers, Melbourne Australia

by ANONYMOUS (not verified) / 20 May, 2020

Recorded by Partners David Hodson OBE MCIArb and Stuart Clark.

AS v CPW [2020] EWHC 1238: The Court retrospectively grants a time limited relocation of a child wrongly removed to, and retained in Sierra Leone

by Lina Khanom / 20 May, 2020

In short, the case concerns three children but the judgement largely deals with the eldest child, B, a 14-year-old boy who was wrongly removed and retained by the mother in Sierra Leone. The younger two children remain in England with the mother.

Unaccompanied Minors and Airline Surcharges: The Increasing Extra Costs of Long-Distance Contact

by Megan Bennie / 19 May, 2020

Contact issues between parents must be considered on two fronts.

The Rapid Consultation on Remote Hearings in the Family Justice System: A Missed Opportunity for Long-Term Changes?

by Stuart Clark / 12 May, 2020

iFLG Partner Stuart Clark believes that the shorter-term focus of the rapid consultation on remote hearings may have been a missed opportunity for longer-term lessons to be learned and for future practice to be informed by the rapid acceleration of the use of remote hearings during the lockdown.

2020 Vision Revisited: A Vision of the Future of Family Law

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 07 May, 2020

In May 2008 I wrote an article anticipating what would be family law and the practice of family law a decade or more hence, May 2020.  Would I have perfect vision of a fair family law 12 years later or would some of the problems still be with us? 

What is the legal effect of Foreign Children Orders in England & Wales

by Emma Nash / 07 May, 2020

How are foreign orders relating to children dealt with by the Family Court of England & Wales?

Child abduction during the Coronavirus Pandemic

by Lina Khanom / 04 May, 2020

In Re N (A child) [2020] EWFC 35 the High Court was asked to consider whether judicial delays abroad caused by COVID-19 was a reason to depart from the general practice recommended in the decision in Re S (A Child) (Abduction: Hague Convention) [2018] 4 WLR 108, namely that the

Financial provision after foreign divorce: is it time to reform the leave/permission procedure?

by Michael Allum / 30 Apr, 2020

iFLG partner Michael Allum reviews the English family court’s power to make financial orders following foreign divorces (Part III) and asks whether it is time for the leave/permission filter mechanism to be reformed.