International Family Law

24 July 2019

When a 'love affair' is not enough

A recent England and Wales High Court case highlights the need to establish connection, particularly where forum shopping is alleged. 

Stacey Nevin

29 January 2019

Dubai: The enforcement of orders made in family proceedings and the role of Interpol

Last year, a report from Dubai spoke of the attempts by a mother to recover her daughter, apparently kidnapped by the child’s father and taken to Russia.  The mother had been awarded custody in the Personal Status Court (PSC) of Dubai in circumstances where an extradition request had been made against her by the Russian authorities.

21 January 2019

Brexit and the race to divorce courts

As 29 March 2019 approaches and the prospect of a ‘No Deal’ Brexit looms, an increasing number of European clients living in England are asking if they should issue divorce proceedings in England now to try and secure the English jurisdiction before Brexit. We have seen this trend since the Referendum on 23 June 2016.

Charlotte Bradley

14 January 2019

Going your own way – top tips for limiting emotional and financial costs when divorcing

January is the month for New Year resolutions and, unfortunately, for some this involves deciding to push forward with the divorce they have been contemplating. 

Charlotte Bradley

20 December 2018

Property prices and divorce in the shadow of Brexit

No one, anywhere, has any idea which direction the property market is going to go in 2019 but if you ask Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, his worst case scenario is that a post Brexit UK, with no deal, it could see prices fall by 35% over three years.

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