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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". I was awarded a (now) KC (Hons) in 2022 for his work in improving English law and practice.

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

Reform of s25 criteria for a divorce financial settlement: after 50 years it’s time for the Law Commission to propose a new law
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Reform of s25 criteria for a divorce financial settlement: after 50 years it’s time for the Law Commission to propose a new law

  The statutory criteria to decide what is a fair financial settlement on divorce comes from the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, now almost 50 years old.  In reality it derives from judge made law.  This has the benefit of being responsive and able to change.  It has the disadvantage that there is no public or policy input into the law…

Consequences on English family law of the UK leaving the EU
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Consequences on English family law of the UK leaving the EU

  The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020, but the law stayed the same until 11 PM on 31 December 2020.  From that time onwards, EU laws no longer applied in England and Wales in respect of new proceedings.  But the consequence of transitional arrangements is that EU laws will continue to apply for many years, perhaps decades,…

The CJEU casts doubt on England’s new post-Brexit divorce jurisdiction law
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The CJEU casts doubt on England’s new post-Brexit divorce jurisdiction law

    An article written with Rebecca Bailey Harris, barrister, of 1 Hare Court and already published in International Family Law Journal of Lexis Nexis A recent decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has addressed the definition of habitual residence for the purposes of divorce jurisdiction under Art 3 of BIIA.  It has confirmed the…

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