Family law after EU withdrawal
The pending process of EU withdrawal leaves English lawyers in a similar position, I suspect, to Anglo-Saxon lawyers immediately after the Battle of Hastings in 1066 (with the Tory Government now standing in as William the Conqueror’s victorious barons). How much of their law, they wondered, would survive the Norman Conquest? In the case of modern lawyers and Brexit, 950 years after the Norman arrival, what retained law will be permitted following passage of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (‘the withdrawal bill’), now before Parliament?
The starting point for this article (and its accompanying explanation) is Brexit and Family Law (October 2017; the ‘family law withdrawal paper’ or FLWP) published by FLBA, International Academy of Family Lawyers and Resolution who describe themselves as ‘the lead specialist family law practitioners’. The paper is a short (18 page) document which aims to produce recommendations as to where…
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