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:
How should the test of the best interests of the child be seen in the context of active support for the child’s cultural heritage and upbringing? What happens if there is any conflict? How much should best interests outcomes be diminished or diluted to encourage cultural connections? These…
The European Union last week, 30 June 2016, adopted the European Commission proposal’s for reform of Brussels II, the Brussels Regulation. This is the primary EU family law legislation. It sets out divorce jurisdiction in all member states and provides forum criteria where…
This note sets out some preliminary reflections on the impact on international family law of the UK voting, by a close majority, to leave the EU. Marital disagreements are sad and unfortunate. Sometimes a spouse may decide to separate, despite what may be the financial and personal cost. …
This note sets out some preliminary reflections on the impact on domestic, national family law of the UK voting to leave the EU. In my article, “Bexit and international family law” published at http://www.iflg.uk.com/blog/brexit-and-international-family-law and http://www.davidhodson.com/news/brexit-and-international-family-law,…
The EU Marital Property Regulation (MPR) has been in draft form since 2011. The European Council called on the European Commission to prepare a paper on marital property regimes as long ago as 2004. It has had many delays and obstacles but it would now seem as if it will pass through the…
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.