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David Hodson on International Family Law: Too many international cases spoil the family justice broth?

Date:4 APR 2014
Family lawyer

International Family Law Practice by David Hodson

David Hodson

'Very serious issues ought to arise as to just how much time of an English court these parties should be able to take up in these preliminary skirmishes whilst squeezing out the many needy litigants who need precious court time to recover their children from abduction or seek their return from care and other such issues.'

These remarks by Holman J a week or so ago in the English High Court in Chai v Peng [2014] EWHC 750 (Fam) [2014] 2 FLR (forthcoming) have thrown again the spotlight onto the resources of the overstretched English family justice system being used by international cases especially in jurisdiction disputes.  This particular case concerned a Malaysian family with as with many international families a home in...

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