Forthcoming IAFL Events

IAFL Introduction to European Family Law Conference, Kiev

Event date: 19 Mar 2020

Where and When

Kiev, Ukraine

Start: Thursday 19th March 2020 at 2:00 PM
End: Friday 20th March 2020 at 5:00 PM 

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Building on successful recent IAFL conferences for younger delegates, this 1.5 day conference is again aimed at potential fellows of IAFL & more recently admitted fellows. It is taking place in Kiev, the capital city of Ukraine. 

Sitting on the banks of the River Dnepr, Kiev is one of the oldest cities in Europe, dating back to at least 500 AD. It boasts art and architecture that are recognised world treasures including the Cathedral of St Sophia which houses outstanding mosaics and frescoes dating back to the 11th century.

Target Audience

IAFL and the IAFL European Chapter again hope to welcome attendees from continental European countries which are currently under-represented within the IAFL and younger potential new fellows. This introduction to European Family Law conference will be informative, and a great way to network with fellow up and coming family lawyers from across Europe in fun and friendly surroundings.

Conference Hotel

The Conference Venue for both days is The InterContinental, Kiev, where IAFL has reserved a limited number of rooms. The room rate with breakfast included is €160 for single occupancy and €190 for double occupancy. These rooms are available on a first come first served basis. Queries about accommodation should be sent by email to Esther Meneses:

click here to reserve your room at the intercontinental hotel kiev

Conference Programme

Thursday 19th March
  • Afternoon Conference
  • Evening Welcome Reception
  • Optional Dinner
Friday 20th March
  • Morning Conference
  • Lunch 
  • Afternoon Conference
  • Drinks Reception 
  • Optional Dinner

Education Programme

The Education Programme will include the following topics:-

  • Digital information and social media – challenges for family lawyers (of different generations!)
  • How decisions are made:
    • Voice of the child – how does your jurisdiction listen to a child’s views?
    • Transparency of judicial decision making - private courts/ private judgments?
  • Maintenance – current thinking, and where is it going?
  • Divorce and financial splits - an essential outline
  • Recent international private law children cases in your higher court

Further Information

Registration for this conference will open towards the end of November 2019. If you would like further information, please contact Ali Massey via

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