This is my professional and personal web site.
It sets out the professional services that I provide and the work I do.
It is a contact point for e-mail, post and telephone details.
It is a place for law articles and comment on changes in family law and news.
It is a forum for blogs to encourage debate on issues of reform, improvements in law and practice.
It is closely linked to my law firm, The International Family Law Group LLP
And I thought it would be fun to do!
I am a very experienced family law dispute resolution specialist, especially involving an international element or complex assets or issues. I am joint co-founder (2007) and a partner at iFLG, The International Family Law Group LLP.
I was appointed OBE in Queens Birthday Honours List, June 2014, for "services to international family law".
Summary of qualifications
I believe I am one of the world's leading family lawyers and I am (apparently) regarded as one of the most innovative family lawyers of my generation:
Once the UK voted to leave the EU, I started to think about the implications for English family law. It took quite a few months for government and civil service to be ready to discuss these matters. One of the most obvious to me was divorce jurisdiction. This is found in EU statute…
An English High Court decision, reported late last week, has highlighted several real jurisdictional obstacles to producing a straightforward and obvious fair outcome. The judge had to overcome the “technical” obstacles presented by the EU Maintenance Regulation. He used a statutory…
The 5th edition of The International Family Law Practice has just been published by Jordans. The book is edited by me and I have written several chapters, with specialist contributions from a number of other experts. These include my partners Helen Blackburn, and Ann Thomas. This…
Mediators should be able to draft consent orders for couples in mediation. This is the response of iFLG, written by me, to a consultation by the Family mediation Council. It can be found here or by enquiry to me. Of course as with any professional service, it should…
What should be the necessary connection, jurisdiction, should a country have with a couple in order to deal with a same sex divorce? Should it be the same for heterosexual divorce? Yes of course as it is all the same concept of marriage and there should be no discrimination. But…
I am joint founder and a partner at The International Family Law Group LLP, a law practice looking after the interests of families and children with a specific focus on international families – those who travel, live and have connections in different countries around the world.
iFLG resolve cases through a sensitive, proactive, settlement-focused and conciliatory approach, working closely with many lawyers abroad.
Our expertise includes the financial aspects of relationship breakdown and we act for many high net worth individuals with global and complex assets.