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:
A European Court decision in mid-December 2017 in the context of a Islamic divorce pronounced in Syria was bound to create headlines. Too often these were potentially misleading when the issue of law was a fairly narrow one and moderately legal technical. Nevertheless, within that legal technical…
Overview As there can be dramatic financial and other differences for an international family in proceedings in one country or another, jurisdiction is fundamentally important. It is sometimes based on nationality. But some countries prevent citizens having nationality of more…
In a paper, presented at the Class Legal conference on 21 June 2017, I examine three elements of our existing divorce law which will need examination on leaving the EU. There will need to be a new law on the basis of jurisdiction for divorce and he sets out proposals of a small working party…
Today I has presented a paper on the above at the World Congress of Family Law in Dublin. Digitalisation is increasing across family justice systems around the world. The paper looks at the benefits. It covers the impact on professional practice of lawyers, mediators and judges. …
Today (2 June 2017) at the AFCC Annual Conference in Boston, USA, Prof. Patrick Parkinson and I have announced an innovative new scheme to help international families. It is called ‘The International Family Law Arbitration Scheme’ (IFLAS). It will avoid long and expensive forum litigation…
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.