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The launch of international family law arbitration

12 September 2017By

New scheme to help international families receives global praise. 

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A case of the Harts

7 September 2017By

Mena Ruparel comments on Hart v Hart [2017] EWCA 1306 Civ. 


Family and immigration laws on collision course

24 August 2017

Stacey Nevin and Katie Newbury discuss the imminent conflict between immigration law and family law.

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Government publishes paper on cross border legal disputes

24 August 2017By

Daniel Eames gives his thoughts on the DEEU’s recent paper ’Enforcement and Dispute Resolution’.  


A quick-fire users’ guide to the new divorce petitions

27 July 2017By ,

Stuart Clark and Michael Allum have created a brief users’ guide to the new divorce petitions 

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Imminent changes to divorce petitions

27 July 2017By , ,

Michael Allum, David Hodson and Stuart Clark, of the International Family Law Group, discuss the changes to divorce / dissolution petitions and family procedure rules. 


Ethical Obligations

14 July 2017By

Robyn Allardice-Bourne examines a new book on the role of ethics in the legal profession which is timely in light of the ‘A Question of Trust’ campaign launched by the SRA and the new, more flexible, Code of Conduct.

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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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