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Amendments to the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010) will come into force on the 7 December 2015 and 1 January 2016 by virtue of the Family Procedure (Amendment No. 3) Rules 2015, SI 2015/1868, together with two new Practice Directions.
Family Procedure (Amendment No. 3) Rules 2015, SI 2015/1868
Changes will be made to the FPR 2010 from 7 December 2015 including the introduction of provisions for e-mailing applications and other documents to the court and a new FPR 2010 PD 5B: Communication and filing of documents by e-mail. Further, consequential changes are made as to the requirements for a mediator to undertake mediation and assessment meetings (MIAMs), and for the disclosure of information from financial remedy proceedings in the family courts (by a new FPR 2010 PD 9B). The rules will come into effect in stages, starting on 7 December 2015, with one rule amendment, and changes to PDs 3A and 12B, coming into effect on 1 January 2016. The amendments and new Practice Directions will apply to any proceedings commenced but not disposed of before the amendments came into force.
Communication and filing of documents by e-mail
A new Practice Direction FPR 2010 PD 5B has been added to the FPR 2010 and comes into force on 7 December 2015.
FPR 2010 PD 5B identifies which documents and communications can be sent to the court by e-mail. The documents, known as specified documents, are documents:
The e-mail guidance can be found here: Emailing the civil and family courts.
FPR 2010 PD 5B distinguishes between provisions that ap
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Claire is a member of the LexisPSL Family team and has almost twenty years of experience as a family solicitor. She specialises in all aspects of private family work, including resolving issues relating to property, money, and children arising on relationship breakdown between married and unmarried couples.
Claire worked as a family solicitor at Hart Brown solicitors in Surrey. She was an accredited specialist with Resolution with particular expertise in the areas of advanced financial provision and pensions. She was also on the Law Society Family Law Panel.
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