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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 Jan
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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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9th Nov
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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 Nov
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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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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
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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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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
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
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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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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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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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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
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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9th Nov
Practice notes
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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9th Nov
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This Practice Note sets out the general principles to be applied by the court when considering whether to make a lump sum order within financial...
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9th Nov
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The procedure for an application for a declaration of parentage is governed by the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955, Pt...
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9th Nov

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Non-molestation orders are made under section 42 of the Family Law Act 1996 (FLA 1996) and the rules governing the court process are contained in Part...
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Produced in partnership with Ruth Cabeza of Harcourt Chambers 14th Apr
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The court’s power to make a non-molestation order derives from section 42(2) of the Family Law Act 1996 (FLA 1996). Under FLA 1996, s 42(a), the court...
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Produced in partnership with Ruth Cabeza of Harcourt Chambers 14th Apr
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Part 10 of the Family Procedure Rules 2010, SI 2010/2955, (FPR 2010), which is concerned with applications under Part IV of the Family Law Act 1996...
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Produced in partnership with Ruth Cabeza of Harcourt Chambers 14th Apr
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Procedure for an application for an occupation order—Covid-19In the exceptional circumstances of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic guidance has been...
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1st Apr
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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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1st Apr
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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1st Apr
Practice notes
What is domestic abuse?There is no statutory offence of domestic violence or domestic abuse, however, it generally refers to any incident of...
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1st Apr
Practice notes
A freezing order (formerly termed a Mareva injunction or order) is an interim injunction restraining a party from disposing or dealing with...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 24th Mar
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Great care should be taken when dealing with an application to preserve assets. An ill-conceived, badly prepared application or one that does not...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 24th Mar
Q&As
Non-molestation orders are governed by section 42 of the Family Law Act 1996 (FLA 1996). A non-molestation order is an order containing a provision...
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3rd Mar
Practice notes
Time periods for lodging the applicationA claimant has two years from the date of the incident to apply for compensation.2008 schemeUnder the Criminal...
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Produced in partnership with Neil Sugarman of GLP Solicitors 1st Mar
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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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25th Feb
Practice notes
From 16 June 2014, when sections 120–121 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (ABCPA 2014) came into effect:•breach of a forced...
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25th Feb
Practice notes
When sections 120–121 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (ABCPA 2014) came into effect on 16 June 2014:•breach of a forced...
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25th Feb
Practice notes
ConfidentialityThe Ministry of Justice's document, Apply for a forced marriage protection order (the Guide), recommends that the issue of...
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25th Feb
Practice notes
While a victim of crime can bring a civil claim for damages for personal injuries against an attacker, this is only worthwhile if the prospective...
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Produced in partnership with Neil Sugarman of GLP Solicitors 25th Feb
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The tariff system—the injury awardThere is a set tariff of awards for the victim of a criminal injury, ranging from £1,000 to £250,000. The tariff...
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Produced in partnership with Neil Sugarman of GLP Solicitors 24th Feb
Precedents
Note that on 30 November 2017 the President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, issued additional guidance as to the use and status of financial...
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14th Feb
Q&As
A Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) is a meeting convened with the aim of protecting an adult victim of domestic abuse. Typical...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 13th Feb

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