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David Hodson on International Family Law: Repatriation of EU family law powers, Part III

Date:22 FEB 2013

International Family Law Practice by David Hodson

David Hodson

David Cameron has announced a referendum on the so-called "in or out" of the EU. But first he said there will be an attempt to repatriate some powers from the EU. Whilst some of us remain highly supportive of an EU trading bloc and other close connections there is in places unhappiness about loss of historic legal and other powers. In this four-part series I examine areas where family law powers taken by the EU could (and should) pass back to the UK and other member states. Ironically in three of the areas it does not concern the EU at all but is between member states and non-EU countries.

In my first two of four pieces I looked at important...

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