Brexit and Family Law Conference in Cambridge on 27 March 2017


The UK’s withdrawal from the EU will precipitate important change in international family law. EU law has increasingly come to define key aspects of both jurisdiction and recognition & enforcement of judgments on divorce, maintenance, and disputes over children, including international child abduction, and provided new frameworks for cross-national cooperation.

Child & Family Law Quarterly and Cambridge Family Law will, therefore, host a joint seminar on 27 March 2017. International experts and practitioners will discuss the impacts of ‘Brexit’ on family law, from a range of national and European perspectives, and reflect on the future of international family law practice in the UK.

Academic speakers include:

  • Nigel Lowe, University of Cardiff
  • Anatol Dutta, University of Regensburg, Germany
  • Paul Beaumont, University of Aberdeen
  • Helen Stalford, University of Liverpool
  • Janeen Carruthers, University of Glasgow
  • Ruth Lamont, University of Manchester
  • Elizabeth Crawford, University of Glasgow

Panel discussion participants include

  • Rebecca Bailey-Harris, 1 Hare Court
  • David Hodson, International Family Law Group
  • Rachael Kelsey, Sheehan Kelsey Oswald, Edinburgh
  • Gavin Smith, 1 Hare Court

Conference registration fees:

  • £ 150 for practitioners
  • £ 100 for academics/Civil Servants/NGO
  • £ 25 for students

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