Brexit’s impact on family justice

30 March 2017

As article 50 is triggered, Jane Keir considers the family law challenges ahead.

The recent House of Lords report ‘Brexit: justice for families, individuals, and businesses?’ highlighted how Brexit will mean the loss of certain Brussels regulations which will impact the family law arena. In particular, the Brussels IIa Regulation (BIIa) and Maintenance Regulation (MR) have been important for protecting UK citizens when it comes to the recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial matters and matters of parental responsibility including child abduction.

Kingsley Napley’s senior partner Jane Keir, also a partner in our Family Law team, writes for Solicitors Journal on why the framing and structure of their replacements must be a clear priority.

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