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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
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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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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
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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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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
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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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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
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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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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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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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This Practice Note explains the no order principle contained in section 1(5) of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989). It explains when the principle...
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9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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9th Nov

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Enforcement of forced marriage protection orders From 16 June 2014, when sections 120–121 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014...
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15th May
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Standard orders—domestic abuse and forced marriageThis Practice Note provides information about, and access to, domestic abuse, forced marriage and...
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15th May
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The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme and domestic violence protection notices and ordersDomestic Violence Disclosure SchemeThe Domestic Violence...
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15th May
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Search orders (Anton Piller)—family proceedingsBackgroundIn exceptional circumstances the court may make a search order that allows the applicant's...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter, deputy High Court judge and Recorder 15th May
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Orders ancillary to an occupation orderCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding...
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15th May
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StalkingStalkingThere are two offences of stalking under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 (PHA 1997), stalking and stalking involving fear of...
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15th May
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Procedure for an application for a non-molestation orderProcedure for an application for a non-molestation order—Covid-19In the exceptional...
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15th May
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Forced marriage protection orders—withholding informationConfidentialityThe Ministry of Justice's document, Apply for a forced marriage protection...
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15th May
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Recognition and enforcement of protection measuresIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit...
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15th May
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Controlling or coercive behaviour offencesWhat is domestic abuse?There is no statutory offence of domestic violence or domestic abuse, however, it...
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15th May
Q&As
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
Q&As
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
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
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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A non-molestation order is a protective order made by the family court that prevents a party from molesting another person with whom they are...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 13th Feb

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