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iFLG set to take part in 10k The London Legal Walk to raise funds for vulnerable people needing legal support

by Helen Blackburn / 23 May, 2019

On Monday 17 June thousands of people from the legal profession will be taking part in the annual ‘London Legal Walk’, a 10km walk through central London. The aim is to raise money for the London Legal Support Trust which funds law centres and pro bono agencies in and around London which provide invaluable assistance to some of the neediest people.

English Marital Agreements & How They Can Protect Assets

by Lucy Greenwood / 14 May, 2019

‘Marital agreements’ (also known as ‘nuptial agreements’) which can be prepared pre or post marriage are becoming increasingly popular in England as a means of protecting assets in the event of divorce.

New legislation set to enable even more people to benefit from online court reform

by Emma Chowdhury / 02 May, 2019

Yesterday, 1 May 2019, the House of Lords announced new legislation that will make it even easier for court users to apply for a divorce online.

Another voice in the Marinos/Munro debate (Pierburg v Pierburg)

by Stuart Clark / 30 Apr, 2019

Stuart Clark, partner at the International Family Law Group LLP, considers the judgment of Moor J in Pierburg v Pierburg in the context of the ongoing debate as to jurisdiction for divorce in England and Wales, where habitual residence is based on indents 5 and 6 of Article 3 of Brussels II bis.

What is an Ecclesiastical Divorce and do I need one?

by Lucy Loizou / 29 Apr, 2019

Lucy Loizou, a Partner at the firm, regularly assists individuals and foreign professionals with divorce and financial cases that contain Greek and/or Cypriot elements.

No-fault divorce proposals: Support in principle but anxieties in practice

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 12 Apr, 2019

On Tuesday, 9 April 2019, the government announced the intention for dramatic reform of the divorce law of England and Wales, to produce a no-fault basis.  This was introduced but never implemented by Parliament in 1996.  It is desperately overdue and supported by all family lawyers.  Nevertheless beyond this headline, there are many concerns about how the process will work in practice.  So often it’s the practice rather than the law which affects people and perceptions.  This note sets out some of these initial concerns.  In particular there seems little active opportunity for prospects of reconciliation or mediation.  References to periods of reflection are thoroughly misleading and probably a sop to objectors of this reform.

Paying for Privacy?

by Stuart Clark / 12 Apr, 2019

Stuart Clark, Partner at The International Family Law Group LLP examines a recent Court of Appeal decision on privacy in family law cases and asks whether in practice anonymity is the preserve of only the very wealthy.

High Court Judge urges parties to consider Arbitration in Family Proceedings

by Emma Nash / 11 Apr, 2019

In CM v CM [2019] EWFC 16, Mr Justice Moor made a short but punchy judgment after hearing cross applications involving a dispute about the wording of a letter to a single joint expert in financial remedy proceedings.

The Powers of the High Court in implementing a Child Abduction Summary Return: Re W [2019]

by Marianna Michaelides / 08 Apr, 2019

On 22 February 2019 Mrs Justice Gwynneth Knowles handed down judgment in Re W (Children) (Abduction: Implementation of Return Order) [2019] EWHC 357 (Fam); She determined that the High Court did not have jurisdiction to order the mother to apply for a B1/B2 visa to return to the

iFLG hosts the International Family Law Conference 2019

by ANONYMOUS (not verified) / 22 Mar, 2019

The International Family Law Group LLP and Anthony Gold Solicitors hosted their second annual International Family Law Conference yesterday (21 March 2019) in London.

Analysis: Was De Gafforj ruling another missed opportunity?

by Stuart Clark / 11 Mar, 2019

Partner Stuart Clark, of the International Family Law Group, looks at the Court of Appeal ruling that granted Anne Orenga de Gafforj a Hadkinson Order in September 2018.

Potential implications of Brexit on pension sharing after an overseas divorce

by Michael Allum / 05 Mar, 2019

Family analysis: Michael Allum and Stuart Clark, partners at The International Family Law Group LLP, highlight that obtaining effective pension sharing orders which will be recognised and implemented by pension providers in England and Wales after an overseas divorce is already a very complex and difficult area, and will become even more so in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Meeting the President of Cyprus

by Lucy Loizou / 21 Feb, 2019

On 16 February 2019, Lucy Loizou, a Partner at the firm had the pleasure of meeting the President of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades in Limassol, Cyprus.  Mr Anastasiades was elected as President in 2013 and is currently serving his second five year term in office.

Oh Calderbank: which approach is the fairer of them all? Contrasting the English and Australian positions on costs offers

by Sarah Basso / 12 Feb, 2019

In the recent Australian decision of Laniga and Carron (No.

International Forum on Online Courts London, December 2018: an international family lawyer’s perspective

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 07 Feb, 2019

Professor David Hodson OBE MICArb, Partner, The International Family Law Group, provides a family lawyer’s perspective of the matters arising at the inaugural International Forum on Online Courts.