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Brexit: To Hell in a Handcart - Episode Two

Date:15 JUN 2016
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The below article appears in the May issue of Family Law at [2016] Fam Law 692 and has been made available free of charge as a service to our readers.

We two once again present our united voice for the UK remaining in the EU in the best interests of families in a world – and particularly Europe – characterised by a degree of mobility undreamt of by earlier generations. For this second episode we have had the advantage of the words of wisdom from David Hodson to which words we exercise (with appropriate decorum) our right of response in the spirit of debate. We also highlight some aspects of EU law which we consider to be of particular merit in promoting the interests of families in a mobile Europe.

A fundamental feature of EU legal system is the automatic recognition of orders throughout the whole family of Member States. This strong foundation underpins Brussels IIa Brussels I Recast and the Maintenance Regulation. Each Regulation contains a chapter declaring a single scheme of recognition and enforcement of orders throughout the EU whichever the Member State in which the order was made...

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