The couple that arbitrates together…

Philip Hunter considers what a new arbitration scheme designed to avoid forum shopping will mean for international marriage disputes

22 Aug 2017

Following recent announcements of further court closures and the flexible hours pilot scheme, practitioners and clients alike will inevitably seek to reflect on other forms of dispute resolution to assist them with their family law difficulties. Consideration of the available forms of alternative dispute resolution leads to the recent, timely launch of IFLAS – the International Family Law Arbitration Scheme.

Not to be confused with the Institute of Family Law Arbitrators (IFLA) and its scheme, including the 2016 revised arbitration rules, IFLAS was announced at the AFCC Conference in Boston earlier this summer, with its website due to go liv...

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