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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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15th Oct
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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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12th Oct
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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 Oct
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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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9th Oct
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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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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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A decree of nullity granted after 31 July 1971 in respect of a voidable marriage operates to annul the marriage with effect from decree absolute and...
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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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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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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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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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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
Precedents
In the Family Court sitting at [location][Case No]Between1[insert name] ApplicantAnd2[ insert name] RespondentStatement of issues for the First...
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26th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep

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BREXIT IMPACT: As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK...
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25th Sep
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The Public Guardian is a statutory office-holder and an appointee of the Lord Chancellor. The holder of the role of Public Guardian is also chief...
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25th Sep
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Fees for applications to the Office of the Public GuardianThe fees to be paid in respect of applications, etc to the Office of the Public Guardian...
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25th Sep
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The Official Solicitor (OS) is an officer of the Supreme Court appointed by the Lord Chancellor. The Official Solicitor's staff includes a number of...
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25th Sep
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The role of the Court of Protection Visitor is a long-standing one, which operated under the jurisdiction of the Mental Health Act 1983 in the form of...
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25th Sep
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Brexit impact: As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK...
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26th Sep
Practice notes
Hague Convention XXXV on the International Protection of Vulnerable AdultsThe Hague Convention XXXV on the International Protection of Vulnerable...
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27th Sep
Q&As
We refer you to Practice Note: International issues relating to the protection of vulnerable adults, which explains that the international...
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28th Sep
Q&As
The international jurisdiction of the Court of Protection is governed by section 63 of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA 2005) and MCA 2005, Sch 3....
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28th Sep
Q&As
How does the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak impact on transparency orders in the Court of Protection?Mr Justice Hayden issued guidance on remote...
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28th Sep
Q&As
The international jurisdiction of the Court of Protection is governed by Schedule 3, Part 2 of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA 2005). The UK is a...
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28th Sep
Q&As
An application in accordance with the Court of Protection Rules 2017 (COPR 2017), SI 2017/1035, 23.4, which provides that the application is to be...
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Produced in partnership with Graham Stott of 3 PB Barristers 28th Sep
Q&As
In answering this Q&A, we refer you to Practice Note: International issues relating to the protection of vulnerable adults, which sets out in detail...
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28th Sep
Q&As
Payments to the Court Funds Office should be made in accordance with the Court Funds Rules 2011, SI 2011/1734, Pt 2—Deposit of Funds in Court....
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28th Sep
Q&As
The rules governing costs in the Court of Protection differ for property and affairs, and health and welfare applications.The general rule applying to...
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28th Sep

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