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International Family Law


"the International Family Law journal is a 'must' for its content and clarity and for its depth and its scrutiny of a complex world"

Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor, Richmond Green Chambers

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International Family Law looks at some of the deeper issues concerning the rationale and jurisprudence of existing law. International family law reform can best go forward when practitioners and academics learn from and communicate with each other. Available as either a print or online subscription.

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As well as dealing with practical issues affecting lawyers' case work, International Family Law looks at some of the deeper issues concerning the rationale and jurisprudence of existing law. International family law reform can best go forward when practitioners and academics learn from and communicate with each other.

Edited by Elizabeth Walsh, the respected editor of, with the help of leading family law specialists from around the world, International Family Law will keep you fully informed of all the latest developments in such subject areas as; Forum shopping, International enforcement, International parental child abduction, conflicts of matrimonial and property laws and isclosure of evidence.

Regular articles on the wider cultural issues of divorce around the world also help you to comprehend the context of each case.This unique, wide-ranging coverage ensures that International Family Law is an essential resource for family law libraries everywhere.

Each issue contains:

  • 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

2015 Subscription Information
£330.00 inc print plus a FREE ePDF of each issue
(Postage costs - mainland UK p&p free, non mainland UK p&p + £12.00)
ISSN 1369-5762
4 issues per year
Annual subscription period runs January - December

[2014] Issue 2

Latest Content

  • News updates
  • Case updates
  • EU seeks views on Brussels II
  • Singapore Hague decision
  • Legal aid for mediation
  • Civil judicial cooperation
  • Habitual residence and divorce
  • Council of Europe publication
  • Surrogacy guidance
  • Free judgments available on familylaw.co.uk
  • The Supreme Court trilogy: a new habitual
    residence rises! David Williams QC
  • The 2000 Hague Convention on the
    International Protection of Adults: five years
    on Alexander Ruck Keene and Jack
  • Hague Convention parental child abduction
    cases in Turkey Dr Karen Akinci
  • Surrogacy in Spain: reality v legality
    Carolina Marín Pedreño and Jorge A
  • Placement for adoption of children from the
    Channel Islands to England and Wales:
    procedure and pitfalls Daniel Nother
  • Law Commission for England and Wales:
    reform proposals David Hodson
  • The Supreme Court and the welfare ground
    for dispensing with parental consent to
    adoption: ANS and Another v ML
    (Scotland) Michelle Donnelly
  • Legal protection afforded (or which should
    be afforded) to domestic partners in South
    Africa Clement Marumoagae
  • Judicial separation and divorce in the
    Circuit Court in Ireland Dr Róisín O’Shea
  • Hague Conference Update: Permanent
    Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private
    International Law
European Case Law Update Claire Fenton-Glynn
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"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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General Editor
Elizabeth Walsh, Solicitor and Mediator, London

Advisory Editors

Rebecca Bailey-Harris, Barrister and Professor Emeritus, University of Bristol
Nigel Lowe, Professor of Law, University of Cardiff
The Hon Mr Justice Mostyn, London
Maggie Rae, Partner, Clintons, London

Consultant Editor

The Rt Hon Lord Justice Thorpe, Head of International Family Law, England and Wales

Journals Manager
Matthias Mueller

Subscriptions Enquiries
Anthony Allsopp
Tel: +44 (0)117 918 1492


The editors welcome the submission of material for consideration for publication. Material submitted should be original contributions and should not be under consideration for publication in any other journal. Contributions can only be accepted on the undertanding that all copyright clearances have been obtained by the author. The address for submissions is:

Elizabeth Walsh
International Family Law 21 St Thomas Street
Bristol BS1 6JS, UK

Alternatively, material may be submitted by email to the following address: matthias_mueller@jordanpublishing.co.uk

Submission Format
Material should be supplied electronically, together with a printout. The electronic version and the print out should be exact copies. The document should be saved in Microsoft Word for Windows. Documents prepared on a Macintosh should be converted for PC compatibility.

Author's Details
Author's name and affiliation should appear after the submission title. Full address(es) for receipt of proofs should be given separately.

Proofs will be sent to authors for minimal, clear correction and for immediate return to the address given.

House Style
A guidance leaflet on house style is available upon request to the publisher, and authors are advised to obtain a copy before submitting material.

Authors should be as accurate as possible when citing references of any kind, and should provide the fullest possible details, especially when citing material from non-UK jurisdictions.

Substantive guidance may be obtained by contacting the general editor:
Elizabeth Walsh
International Family Law21 St Thomas Street
Bristol BS1 6JS, UK
Email: editor@familylaw.co.uk
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