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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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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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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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If an applicant is unsuccessful in obtaining a legal services order, can a costs order be made against them? An application for a legal services order...
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10th Sep
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Funding—legal services orders and costs allowancesSections 49–54 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPOA 2012)...
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10th Sep
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Do costs always follow the event on an application for maintenance pending suit?Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955, 28.1 provides as...
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18th Aug
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Can the court make an order for maintenance pending suit to be secured?The court’s power to make an order for maintenance pending suit (MPS) is...
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18th Aug
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General principles for maintenance pending suitThe court’s power to make an order for maintenance pending suit is contained in section 22 of the...
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Can an application be made for maintenance pending suit after the decree nisi has been pronounced?Section 22 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA...
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