Revised CAP orders released to include Wales

Revised CAP orders released to include Wales

Following the announcement from the President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, that the CAP orders for private law children proceedings are to be changed, revised versions with tick boxes for ease of use, plus a separate set for use in Wales, have been released.  Note that clause B39 has been amended to take into account other differences in Wales in relation to activity directions. See also postscript below.

The Welsh versions will need to be bi-lingual and are to be referred to the Welsh Language Unit at Caernarfon for that purpose.

The orders are divided into three sections:

A: Allocation and Gatekeeping

B: Case Management and Orders; and

C: Enforcement.

In relation to the orders released in

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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).