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The British general election 2015 and international family law

Date:11 MAY 2015
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Family lawyer
On 7 May 2015 the United Kingdom went to the polls to elect our next government. What might be some of the outcomes and future considerations for international family law from the perspective of England and Wales?

For the past 5 years the UK had been governed by a coalition of the Conservative government unable numerically to command a majority in the House of Commons with the Liberal Democrats. It had been a very difficult period as the country faced harsh economic conditions from the GFC of the last decade and a large economic deficit. It has been a period of austerity and public service cuts with inevitable government unpopularity. The opinion polls in the weeks before the election showed the two main parties the Conservatives of the right and the Labour Party of the left tying at about 33%. Crucially for almost the first time...

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