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Family Law
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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 the practise of 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.

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;
  • Appreciate the distinctive aspects of 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;
  • Understand why recognition of foreign marriage is important;
  • 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.
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Agjabe [2010] UKSC 13 ;
  • Brussells II Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003;
  • Domicile and Matrimonial Proceedings Act 1973;
  • Family Law Act 1986;
  • The Hague Convention 1996;
  • The Maintenance Regulation (Council Regulation (EC) No 4/2009).

In this podcast Hannah Budd from the International Family Law Group offers practical guidance on how to manage an international family law case.


Date Recorded: 21st September 2012

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