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This Practice Note is impacted by the exit of the UK from the EU on 31 January 2020. This has implications for practitioners when considering an...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all proceedings in the Family Court in...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
Instructing counsel to advocate on a client’s behalf should be a matter of careful thought and preparation. The role of counsel is to provide...
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Produced in partnership with Ursula Rice of Family First Solicitors Ltd 12th Jan
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The Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973) sets out the grounds on which a marriage is void or voidable and the bars preventing the grant of a decree...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
Online divorceOn 6 May 2018 the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) launched its online divorce service nationwide for the public acting as litigants in person....
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9th Nov
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A void marriage is one that will be treated by the court as never having taken place. The grounds on which a marriage will be void are set out in...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all proceedings in the Family Court in...
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9th Nov
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The basis of Duxbury calculationsA Duxbury calculation is an actuarial calculation designed to identify the capital sum required to meet a periodical...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note sets out the basic principles to be applied when drafting a financial consent order including the preparation and structure of the...
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9th Nov
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Applications for judicial separation are relatively rare in practice. It may arise where the client has strong religious and or cultural reasons for...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all proceedings in the Family Court in...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
Online divorceWhere a divorce is proceeding via the online service note that while rules relating to divorce proceedings are generally to be found in...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
Sequestration is a process for dealing with a contempt of court that would be otherwise punishable by a committal under which the assets of the...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter, deputy High Court judge and Recorder 12th Jan
Practice notes
This Practice Note explains the no order principle contained in section 1(5) of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989). It explains when the principle...
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9th Nov
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The power to make pension attachment orders (previously referred to as earmarking orders) arises from the insertion of sections 25B–25D of the...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Dziobon of Penningtons Manches Cooper 12th Jan
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Case number [insert number][In the principal registryORIn the [insert court location] FAMILY court]Sitting at [insert place]Notice of...
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9th Nov

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Public funding in care proceedingsPublic funding in care proceedings is provided for parties by the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) who are an executive agency...
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Produced in partnership with Claire Cousin of Dodds Solicitors LLP 16th May
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Eligibility for family legal aidThe availability of legal aid (formerly public funding) in relation to family proceedings was significantly reduced...
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15th May
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Unbundled services or Pay As You GoWith legal aid no longer available for many areas of family law, tough economic times and increased competition,...
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Produced in partnership with Ursula Rice of Family First Solicitors Ltd 15th May
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Funding—charging for family law servicesContractual relationshipThe solicitor and client contract for services is a key element in the business...
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Produced in partnership with Ursula Rice of Family First Solicitors Ltd 15th May
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Private funding—family proceedingsA matter will be privately funded where:•the client has agreed to pay their costs from their own resources,...
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15th May
Practice notes
Funding—legal services orders and costs allowancesSections 49–54 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPOA 2012)...
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15th May
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Sears Tooth agreementsThe Family Procedure Rules 2010, SI 2010/2955, 1.1 sets out the overriding objective, including that dealing with a case justly...
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15th May
Q&As
This Q&A considers whether a Sears Tooth agreement can be entered into in a case brought under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 13th Feb
Q&As
Where a solicitor has placed themselves on the court record in accordance with Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955, 26.2, and...
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13th Feb
Precedents
[Case number]In the Family CourtSitting at [place][In the matter of [state the statute(s), European Regulation(s) or Protocol under which application...
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17th Dec

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