Changes to Family Procedure Rules 2010 Practice Directions

Changes to Family Procedure Rules 2010 Practice Directions

Family Analysis: New Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010) Practice Directions have been issued comprising a new FPR 2010, PD 36O (Pilot Scheme: Procedure for bulk scanning of certain documents) which came into force on 1 July 2019 and a new FPR 2010, PD 30B (Appeals—Transparency) which comes into force on 1 October 2019. In addition, various amendments are made to four existing Pilot Scheme Practice Directions, making changes to the operation of those pilots.

What are the new Practice Directions?

FPR 2010, PD 36O (Pilot Scheme: Procedure for bulk scanning of certain documents)

FPR 2010, PD 36O is made under FPR 2010, SI 2010/2955, 36.2 and sets up a Pilot Scheme to allow for the bulk scanning by a specified third-party company of certain documents which are required to be filed with or otherwise sent to the court. It came into force on 1 July 2019.

FPR 2010, PD 30B (Appeals—Transparency)

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About the author:

Geraldine is Head of LexisPSL Family. She was admitted as a solicitor in 1992 and was in practice for 15 years, most recently as a partner and head of the family team at Hart Brown, a large Surrey firm.

Geraldine writes for Butterworths Family Law Service and is a past editor of the Resolution Review. She has been published in the New Law Journal, the Law Society Gazette and the District Judges’ Bulletin as well as in the national press including the Times and the Telegraph.

When in practice she was a member of the Law Society Family and Children Panels, and an accredited Resolution Specialist with a focus on advanced financial provision and pensions. A past Resolution regional secretary and press officer, Geraldine also contributed chapters to the Resolution publications, International Aspects of Family Law (3rd Edition 2009) and The Modern Family (2012).