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The distinction between an amended petition, a supplemental petition and a further petitionWhere it is necessary in some way to amend a petition...
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9th Nov
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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
Practice notes
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
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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
Practice notes
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
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
Practice notes
The paramountcy principleWhen any court determines any question with respect to:•the upbringing of the child, or•the administration of the child's...
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In considering the first part, which relates to the payment of the mortgage (which is provided for by section 13(5) of the Trusts of Land and...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Haynes of St Ives Chambers 12th Feb
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The Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (TOLATA 1996) contains wide-ranging powers relating to the legal and beneficial ownership of...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 22nd Jan
Precedents
This DEED is made on [insert date and month] 20[insert year]Parties1[Insert name of first party] of [insert address of first party] ([AB]) and2[Insert...
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11th Jan
Precedents
This Deed is made the [insert date and month] 20[insert year]Parties1[Insert name of first party] of [insert address of first party] ([insert first...
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11th Jan
Q&As
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 8th Jan
Q&As
Child maintenance is, as a general rule, governed by the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) and the court does not have jurisdiction to make any order in...
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Produced in partnership with Tori Adams of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan
Q&As
Can the signatures of both parties to a cohabitation contract be witnessed by the same person?A simple contract (unless for example it relates to the...
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Produced in partnership with Nicholas Starks of St Ives Chambers 8th Jan
Q&As
The context within which the court has made an order for sale that the parties seek to vary is not specified, but if the order was made within...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan
Q&As
Under the Civil Procedure Rules 1998 (CPR) there is a choice of two claim forms and both may be applicable to Trusts of Land and Appointment of...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Haynes of St Ives Chambers 8th Jan
Q&As
This response considers whether a penal notice can be attached to the terms of a child arrangements order (CAO) made within the course of an...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan
Q&As
Save in limited circumstances, the court has no jurisdiction in respect of child maintenance which is governed by the Child Support Act 1991 as...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan

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