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Whose fault is it anyway?

by Lucy Loizou / 24 Mar, 2017

The second highest Court in England (the Court of Appeal) has today refused to allow a wife to obtain a divorce against her husband. The case highlights the fundamental need for reform in this area of the law. Archaic and out of date laws have produced a judgment that many see as unfair.

Divorce jurisdiction after Brexit

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 16 Mar, 2017

Since the EU referendum, David Hodson of iFLG has been working on what should be the divorce jurisdiction of our country once we leave the European Union.  At the moment divorce jurisdiction is found in EU statutes.  David  made proposals to an EU family law working group based in London consisti

Jamaica joins the international family law community

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 07 Mar, 2017

We were delighted to learn today that Jamaica has joined the 1980 Child Abduction Convention.  In doing so, it has also become the 150th state to be connected to the Hague Conference on Private International Law.  It is the 97th contracting state to the child abduction Conve

UK to reform and improve domestic abuse laws

by Lucy Loizou / 19 Feb, 2017

The government announced on 17 February 2017 that the Prime Minister, Theresa May, will directly oversee and support changes in the law aimed at tackling domestic abuse.  Details are here


Ryan Giggs Scores Partial Privacy Victory in the High Court

by Stuart Clark / 17 Feb, 2017

Mr Justice Cobb, in a decision reported in The Telegraph this afternoon, today refused an application by the former Premiership foot

Wife appeals decision refusing her a divorce

by Michael Allum / 15 Feb, 2017

A 78 year old woman has taken her case to the Court of Appeal after a judge refused to grant her a divorce after a marriage of 39 years. 


Lucy Loizou returns to Kingston University to help young lawyers of the future

by Lucy Loizou / 08 Feb, 2017

Lucy Loizou was invited to return to her University yesterday evening to sit on a panel and address students on life as a London family lawyer. The event was attended by over 50 law and business students looking for careers in law.

The Electronic Divorce Filing Pilot: An Opportunity Missed or a new horizon opening up?

by Stuart Clark / 07 Feb, 2017

In November 2015 the then Chancellor, George Osborne MP, announced in his autumn budget that £800 million would be made available for technology in the courts to bring, he said, “further and permanent long-term savings, and speed up the process of justice”.  Apart from the rather crucial point th

Cyprus set for reform of divorce and child law

by Lucy Loizou / 07 Feb, 2017

Family law legislation in Cyprus is currently under review with the stated intention being to create a more efficient legal system in the future. The proposed amendments to current law include:

1. Uncontested divorce settlements are to be processed quicker.

DB v PB: reminder of potential effect of maintenance agreements

by Michael Allum / 03 Feb, 2017

The recent case of DB v PB serves as a reminder of the potential effect an agreement in relation to maintenance can (for the time being at least) have on financial proceedings following the breakdown of a marriage.


LEPCA II report

by Helen Blackburn / 03 Feb, 2017

On 26-27 January 2017 I attended and participated in the LEPCA II conference in Berlin.

Chinese New Year Celebrations at No 10 Downing Street

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 02 Feb, 2017

iFLG’s Ann Thomas, David Hodson and Sheela McIntosh were delighted to be invited to celebrate the Chinese New Year at Number 10 Downing Street yesterday evening, along with many members of the Anglo Chinese community.  There was an address by the Prime Minister, Theresa May MP, about the importan

iFLG Partner attends and speaks at the LEPCA Conference 2017

by Madeleine Gordon / 27 Jan, 2017

We are delighted that on the 26th and 27th of January one of our specialist Children lawyers Helen Blackburn is attending the LEPCA (Lawyers in Europe on Parental Child Abduction) Conference. The conference aims to train law

Could abducting parents face extradition?

by Marianna Michaelides / 26 Jan, 2017

By Marianna Michaelides & Lauren Bovington


5th edition of 'International Family Law Practice' published

by Madeleine Gordon / 18 Jan, 2017

The 5th edition of The International Family Law Practice has just been published by Jordans.