Rachael Kelsey in FT on Lugano Convention

24th August 2021

Rachael Kelsey, who is currently President of the European Chapter of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, speaks to the Financial Times about the family law implications of the UK not being a party to the Lugano Convention. The Convention, which the UK came out of after Brexit, deals with maintenance- which court can deal with maintenance claims and how you can enforce an order from one state in another. 

Rachael spearheaded work done by top family lawyers from across the EU, EFTA states and the UK looking at the family law consequences of the UK not being a party to the Convention. The unanimous view from the lawyers in all 22 jurisdictions contributing was that it would be better for cross border families if the UK were able to rejoin Lugano. You can find the paper here

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