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One of iFLG’s aims is to make the law more accessible and easier to understand. We regularly produce information guides (iGuides), articles, podcasts and responses to government papers on all issues surrounding relationship breakdown and children.

We want to keep our clients up to date with the latest developments in family law both in the UK and internationally. We also produce information and practice notes for family lawyers here and around the world.

All our written content is in downloadable pdf formats for you to take away and read anytime you like.

If you would like to know more about any of the issues raised or require further assistance do get in touch with one expert lawyers by emailing or calling 0203 178 5668.

Imminent Changes to Divorce/Dissolution Petitions and to the Family Procedure Rules

Michael Allum and David Hodson with Stuart Clark

On the evening of 17 July 2017 the profession was notified of the Family Procedure (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2017 which will come into force on 7 August 2017, less than three weeks ahead, with some transitional provisions until 4 September 2017.  Accompanying it was a dramatic change in the look and style of the divorce petition, to take effect this summer.  Undoubtedly it is a precursor to online divorce.

Divorce Jurisdiction and Forum after Brexit

By David Hodson OBE MICArb

Response from The International Family Law Group LLP to Proposed Amendments to Part 9 of the Family Procedure Rules 2010


This paper is the response of The International Family Law Group LLP (iFLG) to the Ministry of Justice’s (MOJ) proposed amendments to Part 9 of the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR).  We are pleased that the MOJ has decided to consult in relation to these issues which have the potential to have significant repercussions for national and international families.

The International Family Law Group’s response to the Law Commission consultation on the enforcement of family financial orders

iFLG have submitted their response to the Law Commission’s consultation in relation to the enforcement of family financial orders.

Attending Court – what you need to know

Advice and information on what to expect when you attend at court.

iGuide: Resolution by Out of Court Settlements

There are many different ways to resolve cases without the need to go to court. Here is our iGuide in relation to out of court settlements.

Supreme Court hears cases on issues arising from the non-disclosure of assets

The Supreme Court is this week hearing the combined appeals on two cases concerning the non-disclosure of assets in financial proceedings.

Supreme Court gives judgment in divorce non-disclosure and fraud cases

Hannah Budd of iFLG considers the background of the non disclosure cases of Sharland v Sharland and Gohil v Gohil leading up to the Supreme Court Judgment in October 2015.

Motion debated in the House of Commons for "no fault" divorce

A ten minute motion will be debated in the House of Commons today at the instigation of Conservative MP Richard Bacon seeking to bring in a Bill providing for “no-fault” divorce in England and Wales.

The current law provides that the only ground for divorce is the irretrievable breakdown of a marriage. This requires one of five “facts”:

Domicile and the July 2015 Budget

iFLG consider the impact of the changes to the tax treatment of non-dom's arising from the July 2015 budget and the potential impact of that on family law matters.

EU approves European divorce enhanced co-operation

David Hodson's summary of the content of the Regulation drawing attention to crucial elements for practitioners, clients and future policymakers

The role, benefits and concerns of digital technology in the Family Law System

Digitalisation is increasing across family justice systems around the world.  What are the benefits?  What will be the impact on professional practice and legal representation?  Where are the concerns for those who may be disadvantaged?  How much can justice itself become digital?


  • Introduction
  • Digital technology and the administration of justice
  • Digital technology and the resolution of justice
  • Digital technology and the practice of justice
  • Digital technology and access to justice
  • Conclusion

Podcast: The International Family Law Practice by David Hodson

Podcast: The International Family Law Practice by David Hodson

Podcast: Child Abduction

Ann Thomas speaks on child abduction. This is one of the most devastating things to occur to a child. Yet with many international families, it is  a occurring  much more frequently...

Pensions with an international element

Pensions within family law is a complex topic. When there is also an international element, the subject can become exceedingly complex. The issue may arise when there are English proceedings with a foreign pension, foreign proceedings with an English pension and in decisions taken about appropriate forum for the proceedings. The issue may arise before the final order and settlement is made or on implementation and enforcement. This article was published in the Family Law Journal (Legalese).