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Following an open meeting of the Family Procedure Rule Committee (FPRC) on 5 December 2016, the FPRC has provided an update on the progress of key family law developments including online divorce reforms, separating divorce proceedings and financial remedy proceedings, vulnerable witnesses and the work of the Financial Remedies Working Group (FRWG).
Family Procedure Rule Committee open meeting
The FPRC held an open meeting on 5 December 2016 to update interested parties on the progress of online divorce reforms, separating divorce proceedings and financial remedy proceedings ('de-linking'), vulnerable witnesses and the work of the Financial Remedies Working Group (FRWG).
What is the FPRC?
The FPRC makes rules of court that govern the practice and procedure followed in family proceedings in the High Court and Family Court. The FPRC is an advisory non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Ministry of Justice. The FPRC meet ten times throughout the year. One meeting each year is open to the public.
Details of the members of the FPRC and copies of the agendas and minutes are available on the GOV.UK website.
How are Part 3A of the draft Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), and draft FPR 2010, PD3AA regarding vulnerable witnesses progressing?
Draft FPR 2010, Pt 3 and FPR 2010, PD 3AA have been preoccupying the FPRC for a number of months. The FPRC have confirmed that a decision has been made to split the focus of work into two strands, focusing on:
The FPRC confirmed that a final version of FPR 2010, PD 3AA has now received ministerial clearance. A detailed timetable for FPR 2010, PD 3AA will b
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