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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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20th Oct
Practice notes
Procedure for an application for a non-molestation order—Covid-19In the exceptional circumstances of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic guidance has...
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16th Oct
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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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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The court’s power to order periodical payments is contained in section 23(1)(a) of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973) and Schedule 5, Part 1,...
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26th Sep
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This Practice Note sets out the procedural steps to be taken where the parties have reached agreement by consent within financial remedy proceedings,...
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26th Sep
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Cohabitants do not have the same rights to make property claims as married couples or civil partners, and disputes between cohabitants regarding their...
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26th Sep
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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, inter alia, for practitioners considering...
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26th Sep
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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26th Sep
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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26th Sep
Practice notes
Bar on petition for divorce within one year of marriageA petition for divorce cannot be presented to the court before the expiration of one year from...
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26th Sep
Practice notes
In addition to signposting on Key aspects of family law practice, the following common areas of family law are introduced in this Practice Note (in...
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26th Sep
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The Family Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2018, SI 2018/440, amended the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955, primarily introducing new...
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25th Sep
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Child arrangements orders Since 22 April 2014, when section 12 of the Children and Families Act 2014 (CFA 2014) came into effect, the...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note provides guidance on case law in relation to claims under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (TOLATA 1996),...
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25th Sep
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By virtue of section 24A of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973) (and the Civil Partnership Act 2004 equivalent), the court can make an order...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter, deputy High Court judge and Recorder 25th Sep

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CPR 36 contains a self-contained procedural code about offers to settle made pursuant to the procedure set out in that part. It has been amended on...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 28th Sep
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Where a person is resident in the UK but earns income or makes capital gains in respect of foreign income or assets, they are ordinarily obliged to...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 28th Sep
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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 28th Sep
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The starting point with regard to a calculation sought from the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) against a named parent is that the CMS will request...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 28th Sep
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An application under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989) is defined as a financial remedy by the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI...
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28th Sep
Q&As
Section 4(1) of the Child Support Act 1991 (CSA 1991) provides that a person who is, in relation to any qualifying child or any qualifying children,...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 28th Sep
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As this Q&A does not specify whether the payment is to be made under the terms of an agreement (in effect a contract) between the parties, or in the...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 28th Sep
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The court’s task is to ascertain the common intention of the parties (Stack v Dowden). Where there is no express agreement or understanding, a court...
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Produced in partnership with Marissa Allman of The 36 Group 28th Sep

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