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Keep your original Decree Absolute in a safe place

by Lucy Greenwood / 16 Aug, 2019

The Court in England and Wales should retain key documents within divorce proceedings for a total of 100 years. So if you divorced in England and Wales, but lost your original Decree Absolute you might think you can assume you will always be able to obtain an official copy.

No more Signing of the Register: changes in wedding procedure within the Anglican Church

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 16 Aug, 2019

A change in the law, coming into effect possibly later in 2019, will alter the procedure for obtaining a marriage certificate for weddings in the Anglican Church.

A lesson from the fellow in Iannello: The court’s jurisdiction to make an order in relation to the payment of a bonus

by ANONYMOUS (not verified) / 09 Aug, 2019

By: Sarah Basso & Rachel Roberts

Global GB: family law opportunities post Brexit. Envisaging international innovations

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 06 Aug, 2019


iFLG shortlisted for Law Society Excellence Awards 2019 for Excellence in International Legal Services

by Paula Fox / 30 Jul, 2019

The International Family Law Group LLP (IFLG) is proud to announce that the firm has been shortlisted for the Law Society Excellence Awards 2019 for Excellence in International Legal Services. 

Sharing of post-separation earnings: Francis J says I’m not lovin’ it: O’Dwyer v O’Dwyer [2019] EWHC 1838 (Fam)

by Stuart Clark / 19 Jul, 2019

Should there have been any doubt remaining, Mr Justice Francis confirmed in O’Dwyer v O’Dwyer [2019] EWHC 1838 (Fam) that post-separation earnings are not a matrimonial asset capable of being shared.

David Hodson running a new Masters Course in International Family Law at the University of Queensland

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 18 Jul, 2019


Further update on online court reform bill

by Emma Chowdhury / 15 Jul, 2019

In May 2019, The International Family Law Group LLP was delighted to see the introduction of the Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill in the House of Lords.

Access Denied?

by Emma Chowdhury / 12 Jul, 2019

Commentary on the law of ownership of property and rights of occupation when one party wants to access the marital home.

International Res Judicata: Should Australian family law provide a second bite of the cherry when the first bite abroad was unfair or inadequate?

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 08 Jul, 2019

At the 17th Australian Family Lawyers' Conference in Fiji, David Hodson presented a paper, written with Michael Allum with considerable assistance from Sarah Basso as an Australian lawyer, giving a global overview of the circumstances in which some countries will grant financial pr

Divorce forum disputes: when dual nationality may not be a possibility

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 08 Jul, 2019

As there can be dramatic financial and other differences for an international family in proceedings in one country or another, jurisdiction is fundamentally important.  It is sometimes based on nationality.  But some countries prevent citizens having nationality of more than on

Family Charters & Succession

by Lucy Greenwood / 03 Jul, 2019

On 2nd July, Partner Lucy Greenwood was invited to speak at the IBSA’s Branch Event in London on the topic of Family Charters and Succession.  

A way with words: The language of family law

by Emma Nash / 14 Jun, 2019

The words we use are important. This is especially so in the world of family law.

The interpretation and meaning attributed to certain words can influence the outcome of a specific case as well as how the law is understood by the public and implemented generally by the judiciary.

Lucy Loizou speaks at Wealth Management Conference in Nicosia, Cyprus

by Lucy Loizou / 31 May, 2019

Lucy Loizou, Partner in The International Family Law Group LLP was one of the speakers at the annual Wealth Management Conference in Nicosia, Cyprus on Thursday 30th May.   

Rumour has it Adele should have signed a pre-nuptial agreement (if she didn't)

by Lucy Greenwood / 29 May, 2019

Recently, news has emerged to suggest that the singer Adele and her husband had not signed a pre-nuptial agreement before they married and that they now reside in California (which like England is a State in the US known for its generous awards upon divorce).