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David Hodson: specialist international family lawyer

About David

This is my personal professional website. 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 the Queens Birthday Honours List, June 2014, for "services to international family law".

This website sets out my personal and professional background, qualifications and experience together with news items and some of the many articles and blogs I have written.

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Recent blogs

Divorce forum disputes: when dual nationality may not be a possibility
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Divorce forum disputes: when dual nationality may not be a possibility

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 than one country.  International family lawyers need to be aware of which countries allow or prohibit dual nationality  …

Innovative New International Family Law Arbitration Scheme Announced in Fiji
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Innovative New International Family Law Arbitration Scheme Announced in Fiji

Today (4th September 2017) at the 16th Australian Family Lawyers Conference in Fiji, Prof. Patrick Parkinson and David Hodson, two of the world’s leading international family lawyers, have launched an innovative new scheme to help international families. Called ‘The International Family Law Arbitration Scheme’ (IFLAS) it will avoid long and expensive forum litigation and will help couples work out where…

5th edition of Jordans ‘International Family Law Practice’ is published
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5th edition of Jordans ‘International Family Law Practice’ is published

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 authoritative leading text book provides comprehensive coverage of the international elements of English law, providing an indispensable practitioner guide…

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