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The no order principleThis Practice Note explains the no order principle contained in section 1(5) of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989). It explains...
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19th May
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Private children—paramountcy of the child's welfareThe paramountcy principleWhen any court determines any question with respect to:•the upbringing of...
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19th May
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Statements of truth in family proceedingsDocuments that must be verified by a statement of truth in family proceedingsThe provisions regarding...
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19th May
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DesertionThe Family Procedure Rules 2010, SI 2010/2955 (FPR 2010) have introduced a change in the terminology in divorce proceedings. There are...
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19th May
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Forced marriage protection ordersWhen sections 120–121 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (ABCPA 2014) came into effect on 16...
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19th May
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Can a Sears Tooth agreement be entered into in relation to proceedings under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (TOLATA...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 19th May
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The ground for divorceBar on petition for divorce within one year of marriageA petition for divorce cannot be presented to the court before the...
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19th May
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Pensions and judicial separationOn proceedings for judicial separation the court has the power to redistribute the benefits derived from pension...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Dziobon of Penningtons Manches Cooper 19th May
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The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regime 2019 for family lawyersFrom 25 November 2019, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) Standards and...
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19th May
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Void and voidable marriagesThe Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973) sets out the grounds on which a marriage is void or voidable and the bars...
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19th May
Q&As
Where an application has been made to extend the term of a non-molestation order, and a hearing listed, can the extension be agreed by consent? If so,...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 19th May
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Freezing orders (Mareva)—family proceedingsA freezing order (formerly termed a Mareva injunction or order) is an interim injunction restraining a...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 19th May
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Standard orders—general principles11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following...
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19th May
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Divorce centres [Archived]ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note provides information following the creation of divorce centres and the centralised...
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19th May
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Drafting the terms of a financial consent orderThis Practice Note sets out the basic principles to be applied when drafting a financial consent order...
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19th May
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Application to vary, extend or discharge a non-molestation or occupation orderCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the...
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19th May

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Small steps to better marginsEvery family lawyer should think in a business-like manner. The partners need to make the firm profitable, the head of...
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Produced in partnership with Ursula Rice of Family First Solicitors Ltd 31st Jul
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Developing an advocacy practiceLearning the art of advocacy is part of the training for solicitors, but many do not put it in to practice. Formal...
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Produced in partnership with Ursula Rice of Family First Solicitors Ltd 31st Jul
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Networking and business development for family lawyersThe purpose of networking and business development is not to generate sales, leads or push a...
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Produced in partnership with Ursula Rice of Family First Solicitors Ltd 31st Jul

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