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Family Law
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This podcast is aimed at those interested in International Family Law and how to best manage an international case. It flags up some of the issues practitioners should be aware of including how a practice should prepare for cases with an international element, how to work with foreign lawyers and some of the differences across the world in family law. It also considers the law in relation to recognition of foreign marriages and divorces and some of the concerns in respect of transnational divorces.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Be able to recognise an international case;
  • Know what is required when there is an international element to a case;
  • Understand the importance of practice and case management in international disputes;
  • Know what a practice should consider before taking on an international case;
  • Know the issues of specialisation to take into account;
  • Know how the practice should be prepared for cases with an international element;
  • Appreciate the distinctive aspects in working with foreign lawyers and who will be liable for their fees;
  • Recognise some of the differences across the world in the practice of family law;
  • Know what to consider at the first interview;
  • Know how the issue of applicable law may have an impact on a case with an international family;
  • Know about the EU enhanced cooperation regulation;
  • Understand why recognition of foreign marriage is important;
  • Be aware of the law in respect of the formalities of the marriage;
  • Know the law in respect of the capacity of the parties to marry and issues of consent to marry;
  • Appreciate the potential difficulties arising in respect of “marriages in paradise”;
  • Understand how divorces pronounced in the UK and inside and outside of the EU will be recognised;
  • Know what recognition by means of proceedings is and how this is most likely to arise;
  • Appreciate the particular difficulties with recognition of divorces obtained other than by means of proceedings;
  • Be able to identify the concerns in respect of transnational divorces;
  • Know what special provision has been made to prevent divorces in England and Wales when there is a linked religious divorce.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Classification:
Introduction
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This podcast introduces listeners to International Family Law and offers practical guidance on how to manage an international family case. It also considers how foreign marriages and divorces will be recognised within the United Kingdom and internationally.

Podcast added:25/07/2011

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