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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, deputy High Court judge and Recorder 19th May
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DesertionThe Family Procedure Rules 2010, SI 2010/2955 (FPR 2010) have introduced a change in the terminology in divorce proceedings. There are...
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19th May
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Forced marriage protection ordersWhen sections 120–121 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (ABCPA 2014) came into effect on 16...
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19th May
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Permission to apply for a section 8 orderCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division,...
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19th May
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The ground for divorceBar on petition for divorce within one year of marriageA petition for divorce cannot be presented to the court before the...
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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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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
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
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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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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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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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Undefended divorce proceedingsOnline divorceOn 6 May 2018 the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) launched its online divorce service nationwide for the public...
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19th May
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Application to vary, extend or discharge a non-molestation or occupation orderCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the...
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19th May

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Notices and restrictionsNotices and restrictions may be used to afford some limited protection of an asset comprising land or property, which...
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20th Jul
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Standard orders—enforcementThis Practice Note provides information about, and access to, enforcement standard orders issued by the President of the...
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14th Jun
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Obtaining the address of the debtorOccasionally, a respondent (debtor) can apparently disappear causing difficulties with enforcement. If no...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 5th Jun
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Registration of a maintenance order made in the High Court in the Family CourtNote that the single Family Court replaced the previous three tiers of...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 5th Jun
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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 5th Jun
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Restraining a party from leaving the jurisdictionWhere a party wishes to enforce an order, and the respondent intends to leave the jurisdiction of the...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 5th Jun
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Standard orders—committalThis Practice Note provides information about, and access to, committal standard orders issued by the President of the Family...
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