Forthcoming IAFL Events

IAFL Introduction to European Family Law Conference, Kyiv

Event date: 18 Mar 2021

Where and When

Kyiv, Ukraine

Start: Thursday 18th March 2021 at 2:00 PM
End: Friday 19th March 2021 at 5:00 PM 

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This event was originally scheduled to take place in March 2020. Due to Coronavirus COVID-19 it was postponed to March 2021.

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 Kyiv, the capital city of Ukraine. 

Sitting on the banks of the River Dnepr, Kyiv 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 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 will be The InterContinental, Kyiv, where IAFL has reserved a number of rooms. Further information will be added when we are ready to take bookings again. 

Conference Programme

Thursday 18th March

  • Afternoon Conference
  • Evening Welcome Reception at The InterContinental Hotel
  • Optional Dinner

Friday 19th March

  • Morning Conference
  • Lunch 
  • Afternoon Conference
  • Drinks Reception at The InterContinental Hotel
  • 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

Thank You to Our Sponsor

IAFL are truly grateful to our conference sponsor Avellum who are helping to make the conference accessible to family law professionals.

Further Information

Registration will open in November 2020. If you would like further information, please contact Ali Massey via

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