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Brexit and the impact on family lawyers

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What impact will Brexit have on family lawyers? 

Brexit is now less than two years away. What will the government’s proposal of the domestication of EU law within English law mean for family law? What will the consequences be if reciprocity with EU member states ceases? What advice should be given to clients now in respect of marital agreements and children?

This webinar, by David Hodson OBE MICArb, will cover: 

  • the legal implications of Brexit for family law
  • the areas of family law currently covered by EU law
  • the areas in which there will be a legal vacuum if EU law is not domesticated
  • the difficulties of domestication of EU law without reciprocity
  • how family law might evolve if there were no EU law within national law
  • practical steps solicitors can take

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Family Section renewals

Benefits of Membership*

The Family Section will provide you with support, advice, networking opportunities and enable the sharing of best practice with peers.

The current Section Engagement programme has been created in consultation with the Advisory Group and will focus on key issues including:

  • Sharland and Gohil Supreme Court Judgement
  • Family Law Protocol
  • General Children Law update
  • Forced marriages
  • Divorce centres a year on
  • Pensions for family lawyers
  • General financial remedies update
  • Surrogacy
  • Social media as a business tool: Is LinkedIn worth my time?
  • Emotional resilience
  • Domestic Violence
  • Serious Crime Act 2015: FGM provisions

These issues will be addressed through a range of activities including: Seminars, Discounts off Law Society publications and webinars, Features, Commentary, Webinars, News and a LinkedIn Group.

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