“Extremely good matrimonial finance outfit… (with) a strong focus on international work.”

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QEB is the go-to set for international family law.

Our work frequently involves cases with an international element. We have considerable expertise across the full range of international family law issues:

  • Divorce jurisdiction disputes and applications for stays of proceedings on forum conveniens principles
  • Recognition of overseas marriages and divorces, and declarations of status
  • Claims for financial provision after an overseas divorce or dissolution
  • International maintenance and enforcement issues
  • Reciprocal enforcement of orders (incoming and outgoing)
  • International trusts
  • Children jurisdiction disputes
  • Cases involving the 1996 Hague Convention on the Protection of Children
  • International child abduction, involving cases under the 1980 Hague Convention and in relation┬áto non-Hague Convention countries
  • International relocation

Advice on English law in foreign proceedings

In addition, our members are regularly instructed to provide advice on English law in foreign proceedings, or to provide expert evidence (written and oral) in proceedings taking place in foreign courts. We have long-running connections with lawyers practising in Europe and worldwide, and a number of our members are fellows of the International Academy of Family Lawyers.

Foreign languages spoken

A number of our members are fluent in other languages, including French, German, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu. For details please use the search filter on the barristers listing page.

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