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.
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.
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.