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David Hodson OBE MICArb

Family lawyer | International Family Law Group LLP

David Hodson OBE MICArb 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 MICArb 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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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...
There is urgent need for cross-border protection from digital domestic abuse. Existing laws in respect of cross-border domestic abuse protections are patchy, confined to a few countries and relatively...
The UK will not be a party to any EU family laws after December 2020, whether a bespoke family law agreement or any other UK/EU arrangement Brussels II and Maintenance Regulation will then come...
Reports in some media and newspapers on Sunday 8 March 2020 indicate that HM Courts & Tribunals Service is moving ahead with coronavirus containment plans to have more Skype type...
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The green light has now been given to lawyers and others to act for both parties in drafting consensual family court documents. In a judgment on 20 January 2020, Mr Justice Mostyn has given a...
The International Family Law Group LLP Partner and co-founder Prof David Hodson OBE MICArb is running an International Family Law module on a Masters degree course in Current Issues in International...
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