The Development of Private International Law of Family Law in the UK – Friday 6th November 10.00 – 4.30pm

Online public AHRC workshops on Private International Law after Brexit from global, European, Commonwealth and intra-UK perspectives

Professor Paul Beaumont (University of Stirling), Dr Mihail Danov (University of Exeter) and Dr Jayne Holliday (University of Stirling) are delighted to be able to host the following AHRC funded Research Network workshop.

How to join the online workshop:

  • The event will be held using Microsoft Teams.
  • The link for the event is –
  • Or click here on Friday 6th November to join the online workshop.

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The Development of Private International Law in the UK post Brexit

AHRC Research Network Workshop II – Family Law – Programme

Friday 6 November 2020

10.00-10.15 – Welcome and introduction by Dr Jayne Holliday (University of Stirling)

10.15-10.45 – Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention – how it should be interpreted and applied by Laura Martínez-Mora (Secretary, Hague Conference on Private International Law)

10.45-11.00 – Discussion

11.00-11.15 – Break

11.15-11.45 – Private International Law of Family Agreements after Brexit by Alexandre Boiché (French advocate, member of the Experts’ Group on Family Agreements at the Hague Conference on Private International Law)

11.45-12.15 – International Surrogacy and International Parentage – hopes for a global solution by Professor Giacomo Biagioni (University of Cagliari)

12.15-12.30 – Discussion

12.30-13.30 – Break for lunch

13.30-14.00 – Private International Law of Parental Responsibility (Custody and Access) after Brexit by Professor Thalia Kruger (University of Antwerp)

14.00-14.30 – Private International Law of Divorce after Brexit by Dr Máire Ní Shúilleabháin (University College Dublin)

14.30-14.45 Discussion

14.45-15.00 Break

15.00-16.00 – Keynote speech by Lord Justice Moylan ‘International Family Justice – Where are we Going?’

16.00-16.30 – Concluding remarks incorporating some comments on maintenance after by Brexit by Professor Paul Beaumont (University of Stirling)