The International Family Law Group

International Family Law Group
Hudson House
8 Tavistock Street

Telephone: 020 3178 5668
Fax: 020 3178 5669

Contact: Ann Thomas

Legal aid: No (Except for child abduction matters and related issues as the firm is instructed by the UK government as a specialist child abduction law firm)
Mediation: Yes
Collaborative law: Yes
Disabled access:

Head of Family team: Ann Thomas
Family Team Members: Ann Thomas, David Hodson, Punam Denley, Lubna Shah and Charlotte Hanham
Resolution members: Ann Thomas, David Hodson, Charlotte Hanham, Punam Denley and Lubna Shah
Resolution areas of expertise: international, divorce, finance, children
Specialist panel memberships: Advanced accreditation The Law Society, Accreditation Resolution
Other Departments: This is a specialist family law practice

About us

The International Family Law Group is a legal services practice looking after the interests of national and international families and children. We are in the heart of Covent Garden, near the Law Courts.

We resolve the financial aspects of relationship breakdown for all families. This includes expertise in high net worth individuals with global and complex assets.

Our work includes international child abduction as well as all other national and international disputes involving children. We regularly act for the Central Authority of the UK government. We have a specialist contact with the Legal Services Commission.

We look after the distinctive aspects of international families and expatriates. We work closely with many lawyers abroad.

We resolve our cases through a sensitive, pro active, settlement-focused and conciliatory approach.

We have much experience in handling the media when it affects our clients, their children and their personal lives.

Our interactive website is mobile telephone accessible. It includes valuable information and pod casts, a government approved child abduction questionnaire, formulae as a starting point for calculating fair financial settlements. It is in six languages.

We have emergency 24 hour contact arrangements.

The Legal 500 annual directory of law firms published in October 2007 included under the London family law section the following:

' New firm The International Family Law Group enters the ranking as one to watch on the strength of the reputation of founding partner Ann Thomas who is chair of the Resolution international committee. She works alongside consultant David Hodson, a family practitioner with a top-class reputation who is a deputy district judge at the Principal Registry'.

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