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Podcast: Jurisdiction in Divorce Cases

David Hodson speaks on the grounds for jurisdiction in divorce cases. This covers the notorious first to issue principle which applies in any case in which another in European country might be involved.  Specifically  it looks at good practice in the issuing of divorce petitions in such cases.

DB v PB: Unfair marital agreements, chaos of EU law and unusual routes to fairness

David Hodson OBE 

Gender duress in marital agreements: an Australian case study

Marital agreements are not yet part of English cultural life. But undoubtedly family lawyers are now being increasingly asked to draft them. For many of us, our continued anxiety and worry is the pressure put on the financially weaker party, often although not always the wife, to enter into an agreement which is less good than relying on the law. Sometimes it can be very disadvantageous.

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