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Family - ranked: tier 2

The International Family Law Group LLP

The International Family Law Group LLP is a specialist firm that looks after international and national families with particular expertise in divorce and finance cases as well as advising on forum issues and on children’s matters. The firm is particularly skilled at advising on which jurisdiction is the most beneficial forum for a divorce and also is adept at advising on the enforcement of orders made abroad or the recognition of foreign marriages and divorces. In addition the team advises clients on cases where there is no international dimension and clients include high-net-worth individuals, professionals, media, entertainment and sports personalities. Ann Thomas is the firm’s managing partner and David Hodson OBE also garners considerable praise. Stuart Clark, Emma Nash and Michael Allum were all promoted to the partnership.

Practice head(s):Ann Thomas

Other key lawyers:David Hodson OBE; Helen Blackburn; Lucy Greenwood; Stuart Clark; Lucy Loizou; Michael Allum; Emma Nash


'David Hodson has an exceptional knowledge of international family law and procedure. He is a one man encyclopedia on Brexit and its potential impact on international clients. He is a trusted and respected speaker and writer'.

'David Hodson has immense international experience not just academic but enormous practical experience. Michael Allum is brilliant, an old head on young shoulders with impressive client handling skills'.

'I find this team highly professional. have worked primarily with Lucy Greenwood, Helen Blackburn and Ann Thomas. All are stellar lawyers. Smart and compassionate'.

'Helen Blackburn is a leading figure in international family law. Her dedication and attention to detail make her a real pleasure to be instructed by. She always goes above and beyond to get the best outcome for her clients'.

'Lucy Greenwood is a very open, knowledgeable and friendly lawyer. Lucy's ability to relate to individuals from all walks of life is a key attribute to her success'.

'Michael Allum is a hardworking and intelligent lawyer'.

'It brings a wealth of experience to international and domestic cases alike. Its up-to-the minute knowledge of recent developments in both international and domestic law is truly impressive. Stand out individuals are David Hodson, Lucy Loizou and Stuart Clark'.

Leading individuals

David Hodson OBE - The International Family Law Group LLP

Helen Blackburn - The International Family Law Group LLP

Next Generation Partners

Stuart Clark - The International Family Law Group LLP

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Family: mediation
Family: mediation - ranked: tier 2

The International Family Law Group LLP

The mediation team at The International Family Law Group LLP comprises David Hodson OBE and Denise Carter OBE. Hodson is an experienced family and civil mediator. Carter is also a highly respected mediator in international children disputes, and particularly in the area of parental child abduction and child relocation, covering both Hague and non-Hague states.

Practice head(s):Denise Carter; David Hodson


'There is no better team for mediation involving international families. The mediators are hugely experienced not only in law and mediation but the cultural issues that can impact on the resolution of a dispute. David Hodson OBE for financial mediation - Denise Carter OBE for children mediation'.

'David Hodson has the intellectual rigour to get to grips with the most complex cases involving foreign jurisdictions, tax, business interests etc and has the advantage of sitting as a part-time DJ'.

'David Hodson - one of the most talented & experienced family mediators in the land and beyond'.

'iFLG continues to go from strength to strength - recruiting top calibre assistants and continue to be one of the go to firms for cases with an international element'.

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