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David Hodson on International Family Law: Anglo Scottish divorce lost in translation and history

Date:27 SEP 2012

International Family Law Practice by David Hodson

David Hodson

If ever there was an example of significantly different outcomes across national borders notwithstanding close historic ties it must surely be England and Scotland. Members of a strong and strategic political Union for almost 700 years yet with legal traditions so very different. Crucial advice is essential in any case in which a family has connections with both countries. I was aware that the Brussels II principle of first to issue did not apply between England and Scotland but I confess that until last Friday I was unaware of how fundamental timing is in dealing with Scottish divorces

The occasion was an excellent conference in Edinburgh on Friday 21 September 2012 run by Morton Fraser a leading Edinburgh law firm with...

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