The Future Relationship between the UK and the EU following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU in the field of family law
Marta REQUEJO ISIDRO, Tim AMOS, Mark HARPER & others
This study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the Committee on Legal Affairs, explores the possible legal scenarios of judicial cooperation between the EU and the UK at both the stage of the withdrawal and of the future relationship in the area of family law, covering the developments up until 5 October 2018. More specifically, it assesses the advantages and disadvantages of the various options for what should happen to family law cooperation after Brexit in terms of legal certainty, effectiveness and coherence. It also reflects on the possible impact of the departure of the UK from the EU on the further development of EU family law. Finally, it offers some policy recommendations on the topics under examination.
IAFL European Chapter Fellows, February 2018
The IAFL European Chapter Brexit Committee has produced a detailed supplementary report “IAFL European Chapter Mainland Report” to sit alongside the Brexit and Family Law Group paper (which was prepared with input from a number of UK IAFL fellows and which can be found below, “IAFL, FLBA and Resolution Paper on Brexit”). A Questionnaire asked 12 questions to practitioners in 20 different jurisdictions other than England and received responses from representatives of 16 jurisdictions, being Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland (Northern Ireland and the Republic), Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Scotland, Spain and Sweden.
Eleri Jones, October 2017
This paper draws together the recommendations for family law post-Brexit of a group (the ‘group’) comprising of the lead specialist family law practitioner groups in England and Wales – the Family Law Bar Association, IAFL and Resolution. The recommendations are also supported by the Association of Lawyers for Children and other international family law experts. The paper responds to the UK Government’s EU (Withdrawal) Bill 2017-19 and recent future partnership papers published by the Government.
Various Authors, October 2017
This special issue of the Child and Family Law Quarterly can be purchased from Jordan Publishing for £80. It contains several of the papers delivered at a joint seminar held by the editors with Cambridge Family Law at Trinity College in March 2017 (see www.fambrexit.law.cam.ac.uk) exploring various ramifications of Brexit across the full range of family law issues.
IAFL Fellow Suzanne Kingston, published by Family Law, September 2017
IAFL Fellow Suzanne Kingston, published by Family Law, August 2017