Key Habitual Residence Family Law Cases 2021

During this session, I will discuss some of the factors which must be considered when attempting to establish habitual residence or domicile.

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Course Overview

If you are a family law practitioner and are handling a case with an international perspective, such as a divorce or a matter where there is a legal issue involving a child, it is essential that you appreciate the relevance of habitual residence and domicile, as these two concepts will be crucial when determining jurisdiction.

Whilst habitual residence is relatively straightforward in terms of it being the country where a person regularly lives, domicile is more difficult to quantify but can be best explained as the country a person considers to be their home or where they have the closest ties, regardless of whether they currently live there.   

During this session, I will discuss some of the factors which must be considered when attempting to establish habitual residence or domicile, particularly given the exit from the EU on the 31 December 2020

Consideration will also be given to jurisdiction issues when dealing with divorces, finance applications following an overseas divorce and children matters, with reference to key case law in this area.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinars and review the documents.
  • This course provides 1 CPD points

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will cover the following:
  • Habitual residence
  • Factors which must be considered when attempting to establish habitual residence or domicile, particularly given the exit from the EU on the 31 December 2020
  • Jurisdiction issues when dealing with divorces, finance applications following an overseas divorce and children matters
  • Key case law in this area

What is the target audience?

  • This course is aimed at practitioners interested in family and children law related matters.

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About Instructor - Safda Mahmood

Safda is a senior solicitor, with a public authority, having had practiced in both Private Practice and Local Government. Safda is on the Law Society Children Panel and specialises in Children Law and Adoption. He delivers training across the country and writes regularly for various journals including Family Law Journal, Legal Executives Journal and Law Society Bulletin.

Course Curriculum

Session 1

  • Webinar
    23:11
  • Slides
    18 Page

Session 2

  • Webinar
    22:01
  • Slides
    23 Page

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