International Family Law Conference in Dubai, UAE
On 3rd and 4th May 2018, Expatriate Law hosted an international family law conference with 70 lawyers attending from 18 different jurisdictions around the world including Australia, South Africa, the UK, Turkey and Oman.
Over the course of two days, speakers and delegates discussed topical issues in family law, particularly focusing on those issues which affect expatriates in the Middle East. Particular themes which emerged were the importance of seeking early advice on questions of enforcement in the UAE, the absence of the 1980 Hague Convention in matters concerning the UAE, and the ability of international practitioners to make use of ADR to resolve cross-border disputes.
As well as a busy programme of talks and discussions, practitioners were encouraged to explore Dubai and understand the nature of the city as an international hub for business, culture and, increasingly, the law.
During the conference, Expatriate Law’s Alexandra Tribe spoke on safeguards for child relocation involving the UAE, Stephanie Allerton spoke on enforcement in the region, and Byron James spoke within a panel session of his experiences advising expatriates in the Middle East.
Expatriate Law are extremely grateful to all of the international delegates for coming together to make the conference so enjoyable. For further information about any of the topics discussed at the conference, please get in touch with one of our lawyers or click here for further photographs.