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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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Precedents
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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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Writ or warrant of possession of landA writ (High Court) or warrant (Family Court) of possession of land can be used to give effect to an order that...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 20th Sep
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Periodical payments—means of payment orderA means of payment order (MPO) is an order requiring the payer of a 'qualifying periodical maintenance...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 20th Sep
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Writ or warrant of deliveryA writ of delivery (High Court) or warrant of delivery (Family Court or County Court) may be used to enforce an order that...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 20th Sep
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Orders to obtain information from judgment debtorsA problem for practitioners considering enforcement action can be a lack of information about the...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 20th Sep
Practice notes
Enforcement of financial ordersCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 7th Sep
Practice notes
Sequestration (confiscation of assets) within contempt proceedingsSequestration is a process for dealing with a contempt of court that would be...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 31st Aug
Q&As
Can arrears of maintenance under a periodical payments order made in the Family Court be enforced using the ‘Money Claim Online’ process rather than...
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18th Aug
Q&As
Should an application for enforcement be made in Form D50K (Notice of application for enforcement by such method as the court may consider...
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18th Aug
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What form should be used when making an application to enforce an undertaking in a financial order to pay a mortgage?An undertaking with a penal...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 18th Aug
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What is the difference between an application for a means of payment order and an application for ‘such a method of enforcement as the court considers...
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18th Aug
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How may an order for sale contained within a consent order made at a financial dispute resolution appointment in 2003 be enforced? Can the order be...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 18th Aug
Q&As
Are there any particular requirements for the appointment of a receiver in family proceedings? Can a receiver be appointed as an interim measure...
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18th Aug
Q&As
Does an undertaking in a consent order bind the estate of the party giving it if they die?This response considers the question of undertakings within...
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Produced in partnership with Christi Scarborough of 42 Bedford Row 18th Aug
Q&As
When submitting an application under Article 39 of Brussels II bis (Council Regulation (EC) 2201/2003) for a certificate concerning a judgment in a...
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18th Aug
Q&As
Where an order for spousal maintenance has been made and the payer delays paying the maintenance each month until they are chased, can an application...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 18th Aug
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In the context of a judgment summons hearing in family proceedings where the default relates to non-payment of spousal maintenance, is the judgment...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 18th Aug

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