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International practice issues

This chapter summarises some preliminary issues the family lawyer must consider when accepting instructions in a case that may involve issues beyond the domestic jurisdiction of England & Wales, including other jurisdictions within the United Kingdom and the British Islands.

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Guide to Good Practice on working with litigants in person

Subject to the rules on vexatious litigants, anyone is entitled to act in person. However, there is a tendency to treat people who do as a nuisance. With the reforms to family justice, cut backs on legal aid and changes in behaviour in relation to the ways in which people approach family relationship breakdown, it is increasingly likely that you will deal with litigants in person and you should consider how your dealings will differ from those with another lawyer.

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Summary of the roundtable - implications of a 'no deal' Brexit

On 6 March 2019 a select group of family lawyers came together in Resolution’s new offices to discuss the ‘mad riddle’ of Brexit, and the implications of a no deal scenario. Are there any positive possibilities on the horizon – the end of the EU Maintenance Regime perhaps? Or are we throwing away decades of careful co-operation, just as international elements of separation are on the rise? The debate may be academic by the time you are reading this, but the issues are likely to be in play one way or another for years to come.

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