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Occupation ordersCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all proceedings in the...
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19th May
Practice notes
Applications under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by HMCTS, regarding proceedings...
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19th May
Practice notes
Declarations of parentage—procedureThe procedure for an application for a declaration of parentage is governed by the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR...
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19th May
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Client care—family lawClient care is about providing a proper standard of service to clients. This Practice Note sets out the Solicitors Regulation...
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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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Mesher and Martin ordersThe court may consider it appropriate for one party to remain in a property, with the other party retaining an interest in...
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19th May
Practice notes
Defended divorce proceedingsCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all...
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19th May
Precedents
Dear [insert organisation][insert case name] [insert case reference number]We enclose our client’s application for decree nisi to be made absolute.The...
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19th May
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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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Reports under section 37 of the Children Act 1989Under section 37 of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989), the court has the power to order an...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 19th May
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General principles—lump sum ordersThis Practice Note sets out the general principles to be applied by the court when considering whether to make a...
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19th May
Practice notes
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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If an applicant is unsuccessful in obtaining a legal services order, can a costs order be made against them? An application for a legal services order...
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10th Sep
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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10th Sep
Precedents
Witness statement by solicitor in support of application for order that firm ceases to act[Case number]In the Family CourtSitting at [place][In the...
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24th Aug
Q&As
What is the procedure to be removed from the court record where a client refuses to provide a notice of change or acting?Where a solicitor has placed...
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18th Aug
Practice notes
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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18th Aug
Practice notes
Eligibility for family legal aidThe availability of legal aid (formerly public funding) in relation to family proceedings was significantly reduced...
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18th Aug
Practice notes
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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18th Aug
Practice notes
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 Aug
Q&As
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 15th Aug
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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 15th Aug
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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 31st Jul

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