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Love During Lockdown: Cohabitation Rights

by Lucy Greenwood / 15 Apr, 2020

This article by Lucy Greenwood and Feriha Tayfur offers some information on legal rights for cohabiting couples following the recent announcement by the UK’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer.

Financial Remedy cases amid the Covid-19 pandemic – will my case be heard?

by Annie Boxer / 14 Apr, 2020

This is of course a worrying time for all, legal practitioners and clients alike.

Child Abduction: is risk of contracting COVID-19 an Art 13 (b) defence to Child Abduction?

by Ann Thomas / 09 Apr, 2020

Ann Thomas Managing Partner and Paralegal April Buxton summarise this case thought to be the first of many where COVID-19 is used as a justification in law.

Family arbitration extended to child relocation disputes - and ideally placed to tackle disputes in a post-COVID-19 world

by Megan Bennie / 08 Apr, 2020

On 6 April 2020, family arbitration was extended to cover a dispute over the relocation of a child to another country.  Previously family arbitration in respect of children disputes excluded relocation because of the international element.  This important rule change will open up many matters for

A Practical Guide to Co-Parenting during the Coronavirus Crisis

by Helen Blackburn / 07 Apr, 2020

Partner Helen Blackburn and trainee Solicitor Feriha Tayfur offer some practical tips and alternative contact arrangements that may help during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Can I Change my Maintenance Order owing to the Coronavirus Pandemic?

by Stuart Clark / 02 Apr, 2020

Partner Stuart Clark considers the impact on spousal maintenance in view of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

The end of English Pension Sharing for couples abroad?

by Michael Allum / 02 Apr, 2020

Partner Michael Allum asks the question, can a couple share a UK pension, if living and divorcing abroad.

The impact of Coronavirus on Family Law: Key Questions Answered

by Megan Bennie / 31 Mar, 2020

The last month has seen a seismic shift in the way we live our lives: what we eat and how we get that food, how (and if) we can socialise with friends and family, whether we go out to work and even how often we walk the dog.

How the changes to CGT on property transactions from 6 April 2020 might impact separating or divorcing couples

by Lucy Greenwood / 31 Mar, 2020

Despite many significant fiscal measures which the Government is introducing owing to Covid-19, there is no change to the new CGT rules which had already been announced and remain due to be introduced on 6 April 2020.


by Ann Thomas / 24 Mar, 2020

The rapid spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the escalating restrictions are huge concerns for everyone. The safety and wellbeing of our clients, staff, work colleagues and those in our community is our priority.

Coronavirus in the Family Law arena

by Lina Khanom / 23 Mar, 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic has no doubt created fear around the world. With school closures, travel bans and the lockdown of many cities around the world, many of us are left wondering where the safest place for us is to ride out the coming months.

UK/EU family law from 1 January 2021: an update March 2020

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 19 Mar, 2020

David Hodson sets out an important update on UK/EU family law from January 2021 after the government made it clear there would be no continuing EU laws.

Press Release from iFLG

by Paula Fox / 18 Mar, 2020

Wednesday, 18th March 2020

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

In light of the increasing transmission rates across the UK, we are continuing to monitor the coronavirus outbreak on a daily basis.

David Hodson OBE featured in Magna Charta Magazine

by Paula Fox / 11 Mar, 2020

Partner David Hodson OBE, was part of a round table gathering at Lincoln's Inn recently, to discuss International Family Matters organised by the Academy of Legal Practice in The Netherlands.

More Skype hearings prompted by the Coronavirus outbreak

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 09 Mar, 2020

Reports in some media and newspapers today, Sunday 8th March 2020, indicate that HM Courts & Tribunals Service is moving ahead with coronavirus containment plans to have more Skype type video-conferencing court hearings.