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David Hodson OBE MCIArb

Family lawyer | International Family Law Group LLP

David Hodson OBE MCIArb is a co-founder and partner at The International Family Law Group LLP, London.  He is an English solicitor, arbitrator and mediator and also an Australian qualified solicitor, and sits as a part-time family court judge at the Central Family Court. He is an Accredited Specialist (with portfolios in Substantial Assets and International Cases), a Member of the English Law Society Family Law Committee, a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, a Fellow of the Centre for Social Justice, and a member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia.  He is author of The International Family Law Practice (Jordan’s 5th edition Dec 2016).  He is honorary Professor at Leicester University and visiting Professor at the University of Law.  He received the OBE in 2015 for services to international family law.  

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David Hodson OBE MCIArb is a co-founder and partner at The International Family Law Group LLP, London.  He is an English solicitor, arbitrator and mediator and also an Australian qualified solicitor, and sits as a part-time family court judge at the Central Family Court. He is an Accredited Specialist (with portfolios in Substantial Assets and International Cases), a Member of the English Law Society Family Law Committee, a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, a Fellow of the Centre for Social Justice, and a member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia.  He is author of The International Family Law Practice (Jordan’s 5th edition Dec 2016).  He is honorary Professor at Leicester University and visiting Professor at the University of Law.  He received the OBE in 2015 for services to international family law.  

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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...
One of the features of the new family law landscape on the UK leaving the EU is the re-emergence of sole domicile, a jurisdictional connecting feature in English law over many decades.  It is now...
On Christmas Eve, with seven days to go before the UK fully left the EU, the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, announced that a deal had been concluded with the EU. The full document incorporating the...
I have heard that there will be an amendment to the relevant practice directions to provide that online applications received on New Year’s Eve after 4:30 PM and before 11:00 PM will count as...
The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020.  But in matters of law it fully leaves on 31 December 2020.  But EU laws will continue to apply, and be applied, in the English family courts from 1...
The UK family law landscape will be very different on 1 January 2021 compared to any time over the past two decades, after Brussels II in March 2001. Cases with any EU connection will be in two...
IntroductionEU family laws end on New Year’s Eve 2020 although rather undramatically at 11 PM rather than the striking of Big Ben at midnight.  For all new proceedings from 1 January 2021...
At the moment a couple living and divorcing abroad but with a UK pension can share that pension.  But not necessarily from 1 January 2021.  This summary article acts as an important reminder...
IntroductionOver the summer there was real uncertainty concerning the proper and appropriate interpretation of a key part of the 2019 EU Withdrawal Agreement (WA).  Not a matter of mere academic...
Changes in the Family Procedure Rules (FPR) were announced in February 2020 including from a consultation in summer 2019 about costs in family law proceedings.  One significant change is a...
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