The International Family Law Group (iFLG) has announced that it will be joined by the family law team of Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP, led by Carolynn Usher. Carolynn brings with her a team of specialist lawyers experienced in international work, both finance and children. Helen Blackburn and Lucy Greenwood join as partners along with lawyer, Stuart Clark, and their support team. Carolynn is one of the world's leading international children lawyers, having been practising in this area for over 30 years. Chambers UK describes her: "A star in her own right, the hugely respected Carolynn Usher is "right at the pinnacle" of child abduction work".
iFLG will then consist of 6 partners and consultants with 4 assistant lawyers (including 4 mediators, 3 collaborative lawyers and an arbitrator), undertaking specialist and complex family law work for national and international families and children.
Ann Thomas, Managing Partner of iFLG, said: "We are thrilled that Carolynn and her team have chosen to join us. They are one of the best specialist family law teams in London. We have further increased our capacity to undertake this area of complex work."
Carolynn Usher commented: "I have known Ann Thomas and David Hodson for very many years, have admired their work in the international family law arena and have been impressed with the practice they have created, which we look forward to joining."
Also today, iFLG and leading Australian family law firm, Watts McCray, of Sydney, Canberra and Parramatta have announced their association.
Each firm has a worldwide acknowledged specialisation in family law work with an international element. The (non-exclusive) association will enable each firm to work more closely, quickly and efficiently for their clients in cross border cases.
The two firms will be able to provide improved, combined specialist services to assist international families and their many clients with close connections between England and Australia. Each firm already receives many instructions from law firms in the other country and this association will allow them each to provide an even better service. They will share information on international and national family laws, collaborate on cross-border ADR, pool resources as required, and enable Anglo Australian exchanges of lawyers and support staff.