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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 Jurisdiction and Forum after Brexit
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Divorce Jurisdiction and Forum after Brexit

Download as PDFPrint ArticleIn 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 for the…

The role, benefits and concerns of digital technology in the Family Justice System
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The role, benefits and concerns of digital technology in the Family Justice System

Download as PDFPrint ArticleToday 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.  Crucially it looks at the concerns for those who may be…

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

Download as PDFPrint ArticleToday (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 and will help couples work out where any family differences should be…

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