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Hague Convention mediation guide to good practice

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 20 Jul, 2012 The Hague Conference on Private International Law has just published its long-awaited guide to good practice on mediation in child abduction work.

Mediation in Dubai

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 21 Jun, 2012 It doesn't appear on most itineraries of holiday companies; morning: visit to the Dubai family courts, afternoon: at leisure, evening: trip to the gold souk.

Divorce tourism

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 20 Apr, 2012 Last week, The Times (10 April) ran a front-page story headed "'Divorce tourists' take over the courts".  It compiled statistics about the number of family cases involving an international element and other civil litigation involving people from abroad.  Inevitab

David Hodson qualifies as Family Arbitrator in new Family Law Arbitration Scheme

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 22 Feb, 2012

iFLG is pleased to announce that David Hodson has qualified as a family arbitrator after the vigourous training course in the new Institute of Family Law Arbitrators (IFLA) scheme. Although he qualified as an arbitrator in 2002, this is a specific scheme aimed at family law work.

David Hodson is Family Law Commentator of the Year

by Ann Thomas / 18 Oct, 2011

David Hodson receives the prestigious inaugural Jordans award for Family Law Commentator of the Year, at the awards ceremony held at the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London. This was for his outstanding contribution to commentary on family law developments nationally and internationally.

The world’s best Family Court judgment of the year!

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 27 Jul, 2011 Justice Quinn, a judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, has delivered a judgment which many of us with any judicial capacity would have loved to have delivered and in a case which many lawyers have seen too often.

The new Family Procedure Rules 2010 in international cases

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 17 Mar, 2011 On 6 April, 2011, England and Wales has a new procedural set of rules with ancillary practice directions and very different forms.  What is striking about these 2010 Rules, as distinct from the 1991 Rules, is the considerable reference to European Union legislati

Plugging the hole of nondisclosure

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 11 Feb, 2011

The Dutch may have found a way of preventing the leaking of assets through non-disclosure. A particular provision in the Dutch Civil Code might have some considerable success in England, which is still reeling from the Imerman decision last summer.

Internal relocation on the slow boat to the Orkneys

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 11 Jan, 2011

At a time when international travel can be easier and quicker than within national boundaries, can there be any justification for different criteria in law for a relocation of a child with a primary caring parent internally or internationally?

Denise Carter OBE and Professor Patrick Parkinson OA join iFLG

by Ann Thomas / 04 Jan, 2011

The International Family Law Group (iFLG) is delighted to announce that two of the world’s leading family law professionals are joining as Consultants to contribute to its continued success as a dynamic international family law practice.

Practising for the Future

by ANONYMOUS (not verified) / 15 Dec, 2010

The overriding “first to issue” rule of Brussels II and the importance placed by some other jurisdictions worldwide who and where the divorce proceedings started, and the potential ramifications of getting that wrong, means that practising in international family law brings additional pressures o

Anton Pillering in the clouds

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 15 Nov, 2010 How do you carry out a search and find (Anton Piller) order when the documentation to be discovered and the purpose of the search, especially electronic information, is held not at the premises being searched but elsewhere, perhaps on a server in another continen

Scam emails

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 09 Nov, 2010 A warning that the scam emails in the context of collaborative law are doing the rounds again. All international family lawyers should beware when they are contacted to enforce a foreign, often American, collaborative law agreement.

The international pensions black hole

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 12 Jul, 2010 The Supreme Court decision in Agbaje (2010) UKSC 13 created excellent fairness and justice opportunities for international families to seek some financial provision here after inadequate provision from a foreign divorce.

2020: A vision of the future of Family Law

by ANONYMOUS (not verified) / 04 May, 2008

By: David Hodson