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International Family Law Journal

The practice title for family lawyers engaged in/dealing with issues European and worldwide
Publisher: Family Law
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ISBN/ISSN: Z000050712975
Publisher: Family Law

Product description

The International Family Law Journal is the only English language practitioner journal dealing with the rationale and jurisprudence of family law as it affects families and individuals across Europe and the rest of the world. In the journal practitioners and academics share their skills with subscribers in what is a rapidly growing – but possibly daunting – area of family law.

International Family Law Journal is available as either a print or online (as part of LexisLibrary) subscription. 

The journal features the latest official guidances, in-depth practical pieces and topical articles. Contents also include regular columns from the International Resolution Committee and the Permanent Hague Bureau, as well as news from our expert panel of international correspondents, case reports and book reviews.

International Family Law deals with the complexities affecting international family lawyers including maintenance regulation, marital property, financial matters, separation and divorce, and all aspects of child law. It includes:

  • Latest international news and developments affecting family practice
  • Topical articles and expert commentary from leading practitioners across the globe
  • Detailed Case reports providing analysis of latest European case-law
  • Jurisdictional briefings providing expert summaries of the most important developments
  • Regular updates from Resolution and Resolution's International Committee
  • Four issues a year ensuring you are kept reliably informed


"for those involved in any aspect of Family Law at an international level, the International Family Law journal (IFL) is a “must” for its content and clarity and for its depth and its scrutiny of a complex world where matters are often conducted so differently and with so much at stake for our clients in many cases" Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor, Richmond Green Chambers


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Table of contents

[2018] IFL 3

Note from the editor Edward Bennett

Conference reports
Case Update

Grounds for refusal of Art 13 of the 1980 Hague Convention – return and best interests of the child - Peter Diggelmann
Medical treatment of adults and minors in need of special protection - Dr Peter Günter
Article 13 exceptions – return and best interests of the child - Marie-Therese Rainer
Descent / Surrogacy - Prof Dr Rolf Wagner

In Practice
The use and evolution of mediation in child abduction cases in Europe, and England and Wales - Thomas Brownrigg and Simon Blain
Assisted reproduction (after death) in New Zealand - Paul von Dadelszen QSO
India’s ‘Bindal’ Committee promotes international child abduction - Jeremy D Morley
The new Canadian test for habitual residence in the Hague Convention - Steven Bookman, LLB, PhD

International websites


Consultant Editors: The Rt Hon Sir Mathew Thorpe, Former Head of International Justice for England and Wales, Associate Member, 1 Hare Court; Elizabeth Walsh, Solicitor and Mediator

Advisory Editors: The Hon Mr Justice Moylan, International Hague Network Judge for England and Wales; The Hon Mr Justice Mostyn, London; Rebecca Bailey-Harris, Barrister and Professor Emeritus, University of Bristol; Nigel Lowe, Professor of Law, University of Cardiff; Maggie Rae, Partner, Clintons, London; Mr Justice Williams, Family Division, High Court

International Correspondents: Charlotte Butruille-Cardew Paris, France; Haroula Constandinidou Athens, Greece; Ian Curry-Sumner Utrecht, The Netherlands; Edwin Freedman, Tel-Aviv, Israel; Marsha Garrison, New York, USA; Mark Henaghan, Dunedin, New Zealand; Anne-Marie Hutchinson, London, UK; Jacqueline Leong QC, Hong Kong, China; Ranjit Malhotra and Anil Malhotra, Chandigarh, India; Werner U Martens, Munich, Germany; Michael Nicholls QC, Perth, Australia; Madam Justice Allyson Ramkerrysingh,Trinidad and Tobago; Judge of Appeal Belinda van Heerden (Retired), Cape Town, South Africa; Judge Paul von Dadelszen QSO (Retired), Hastings, New Zealand;

Journals Manager: Danielle Munroe