New guidance on international family law

New guidance on international family law

The President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, has highlighted guidance available regarding international family law:

  • the President's guidance on Liaison between Courts in England and Wales and British Embassies and High Commissions
  • guidance provided to the judiciary in relation to the administrative/procedural aspects of transfers of proceedings under Article 15 of Brussels IIbis and Articles 8 and/or 9 of the 1996 Hague Convention: HMCTS staff have today been given guidance to assist them regarding the processes, and it has been agreed that the new registers referred to in the guidance will come into effect on Monday 16th May, see: 

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About the author:

Geraldine is Head of LexisPSL Family. She was admitted as a solicitor in 1992 and was in practice for 15 years, most recently as a partner and head of the family team at Hart Brown, a large Surrey firm.

Geraldine writes for Butterworths Family Law Service and is a past editor of the Resolution Review. She has been published in the New Law Journal, the Law Society Gazette and the District Judges’ Bulletin as well as in the national press including the Times and the Telegraph.

When in practice she was a member of the Law Society Family and Children Panels, and an accredited Resolution Specialist with a focus on advanced financial provision and pensions. A past Resolution regional secretary and press officer, Geraldine also contributed chapters to the Resolution publications, International Aspects of Family Law (3rd Edition 2009) and The Modern Family (2012).