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European Family Justice Overview

High-level overview of rationale, measures and priorities
Fernando Rui Paulino Pereira, Head of Unit, Judicial cooperation in civil matters, General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union Watch entire video or Watch in following short parts:
1. Introduction 
2. Material scope of application of judicial cooperation 
3. Territorial scope of application of judicial cooperation
4. Procedure for the adoption of legislative measures 
5. Achievements 
6. Divorce and legal separation 
7. Parental responsibility 
8. Return of children 
9. Maintenance obligations 
10. EU measures on judicial cooperation 
11. Instruments in the area of family law 
12. Conclusions

European Family Justice Overview
What to take into account in practice, including in light of the divorce aspects of the Brussels II bis Regulation (Regulation 2201/2003 concerning jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial matters and the matters of parental responsibility)
David Hodson OBE, Partner and joint founder, International Family Law Group, judge, lawyer, mediator and arbitrator, voted inaugural Jordans Family Law Commentator of the Year 2011, Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, founder of Resolution (formerly the Solicitors Family Law Association) International Committee, member of Family Justice Council International Committee, Chair of Family Law Review Group of the Centre for Social Justice, member of Advisory Board of the Law Commission on marital agreements and the Financial Services Authority on information for separating and divorcing couples, author of Practical Aspects of International Family Law see Biography and Watch video

Parental responsibility and other children aspects of the Brussels II bis Regulation
Including jurisdiction, recognition of children orders and supplementary elements of the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction
David Hodson prepared with Ann Thomas, Managing Partner, International Family Law Group, lawyer, mediator and trained collaborative lawyer, Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, member of Reunite, Chair of Resolution International Committee, former Chair of Family Law Steering group of LawNet, former President and founder of Eurojuris International Family Lawyers Practice Group see Biography and Watch video
Divorce: applicable law
Regulation 1259/2010 implementing enhanced cooperation in the area of the law applicable to divorce and legal separation (Rome III)
Fernando Rui Paulino Pereira Watch video

The Maintenance Regulation in law and in practice
Regulation 4/2009 on jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and enforcement of decisions and cooperation in matters relating to maintenance obligations and related 2007 Hague Protocol
David Hodson Watch video

Mediation and alternatives to court
Directive 2008/52 on certain aspects of mediation in civil and commercial matters and alternatives to court
James Carroll, Partner, Family Team, Russell-Cooke Solicitors, mediator and collaborative family lawyer, joint Chair of the Family Law Committee of the Law Society of England and Wales, member of the Law Commission's Advisory Group on Pre-Nuptial Agreements, the International Association of Collaborative Practitioners, Resolution and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and author of the Law Society's Family Law Protocol on financial provision for unmarried parents see Biography and Watch video

Practical skills and issues when dealing with international parental child abduction cases in mediation
Mediation in the context of the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction
Denise Carter OBE (awarded for her dedication to the cause of international parental child abduction through her work with the reunite International Child Abduction Centre charity), Consultant and Head of Mediation Services, International Family Law Group, mediator, former Director of reunite International Child Abduction Centre and independent expert to the Hague Conference on Private International Law see Biography and Watch video

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