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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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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Costs in financial proceedingsThis Practice Note provides a summary of the rules in relation to costs in proceedings for a financial remedy within...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 3rd Sep
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Do costs always follow the event on an application for maintenance pending suit?Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955, 28.1 provides as...
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18th Aug
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Is the court’s permission required for an applicant to withdraw their application for a financial remedy within a week of the final hearing of that...
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Produced in partnership with Nicholas Starks of St Ives Chambers 18th Aug
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What is the procedure to withdraw an application for a financial order after the first appointment has taken place, and what are the costs...
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Produced in partnership with Nicholas Starks of St Ives Chambers 18th Aug
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Calderbank offers in family proceedingsA Calderbank offer is a settlement offer marked ‘without prejudice save as to costs’. Whether a Calderbank...
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18th Aug
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Wasted costsMisconduct and wasted costs ordersA wasted costs order is an order:•that a legal representative pay a sum (either specified or to be...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 18th Aug
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Security for costs in family proceedingsThe provisions for security for costs in Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955, 20.6 provide...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 18th Aug
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Implications of legal aidFailure to advise on legal aid eligibility may amount to negligence, even where a firm does not carry out legal aid work, and...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 15th Aug

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