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"The tendency of lawyers raised before the present era in the comparatively comfortable but parochial world of local jurisdictionalism needs to be adjusted to the global realities of today's world and the rapid advance of international law to serve today's needs."
The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG
Justice of the High Court of Australia 1996 - 2009*

*From "Children Caught in Conflict - The Child Abduction Convention and Australia"
Keynote presentation of the Peter Nygh Memorial Lecture at the 5th World Congress on Family Law and Children's Rights, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on 23 August 2009. [click here for the full text of Sir Michael Kirby's paper]

David Truex founded David Truex and Company as a specialist international family law firm in 1990 after coming to London from Australia. Although leading family lawyers in England and other jurisdictions were increasingly working in international cases by the end of the 1980s, no individual or firm was previously able to bring the insight and experience of a dual-qualified specialist to this complex area of practice. The firm was the world's first to specialise in international family law.

Initially the firm's work was predominantly Anglo-Australian, drawing on members' Antipodean roots. The international scope broadened, particularly with an increase in Anglo-American cases and especially European work generated by Britain's growing legal, economic and social ties with the European Union. In 1999 the firm was restructured into International Family Law Chambers. We have found that our knowledge of the general principles of international family law practice is largely transferrable between many jurisdictions. The general rule, that a prudent lawyer examines all relevant international options before advising on any, is a truth we universally acknowledge.

In 2011 David Truex transformed IFLC from a law firm to a web based information and referal service.

The IFLC network of lawyers practise in all areas of matrimonial and family law work, including divorce, finances (maintenance and property), child custody and access (residence and contact), international child abduction (Hague and European Conventions) and preparing pre-marriage contracts. They have particular expertise in complex financial disputes where off-shore assets are in issue, especially where questions of choice of jurisdiction and forum arise.

In international cases their ability to advise on whether, where and when to either sue or settle is, we believe, not matched elsewhere.
218 Strand, London WC2R 1AP, England
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7583 5040   Fax: +44 (0) 20 7583 5151


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