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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
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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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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
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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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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
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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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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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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. It looks at some of the key decisions made by the Pensions Ombudsman and courts...
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Produced in partnership with David Gallagher of Fieldfisher 9th Apr
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This Practice Note looks at the jurisdiction of the Pensions Ombudsman to deal with occupational and personal pension-related complaints and disputes...
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Produced in partnership with David Gallagher of Fieldfisher and Oliver Hilton of Radcliffe Chambers 9th Apr
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THIS PRACTICE NOTE APPLIES IN RESPECT OF OCCUPATIONAL PENSION SCHEMES ONLYPension attachment and pension sharing orders were extended to cover the...
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Produced in partnership with David Lockett of Actuaries for Lawyers 9th Apr
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In this Practice Note, the term ‘cohabitant’ is used to refer to an unmarried partner (other than a civil partner) of a member.This Practice Note also...
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9th Apr
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For a list of key Pensions Ombudsman determinations we have reported on, see Practice Note: Pensions Ombudsman determination tracker.The appeal...
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Produced in partnership with David Gallagher of Fieldfisher and Oliver Hilton of Radcliffe Chambers 9th Apr
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FORTHCOMING DEVELOPMENT: On 20 July 2020, a written ministerial statement was made announcing that changes will be made to the Teachers’ Pension...
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9th Apr
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Brexit impactAs of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has...
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Produced in partnership with John Hayward, Pensions author 9th Apr
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Government policyFor many years as part of government policy the establishment in the UK of private pensions in addition to state pensions has been...
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Produced in partnership with John Hayward, Pensions Author, and Wyn Derbyshire of Gunnercooke LLP 9th Apr
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In the UK the overwhelming majority of pension schemes in the private sector, ie both occupational and personal pension schemes, are established under...
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Produced in partnership with John Hayward, Pensions Author, and Wyn Derbyshire of Gunnercooke LLP 9th Apr
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As a result of the transfer of The Pensions Advisory Service (TPAS)’s dispute resolution service to the Pensions Ombudsman on 19 March 2018, the...
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Produced in partnership with Oliver Hilton of Radcliffe Chambers and David Gallagher of Fieldfisher 7th Apr
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This Practice Note sets out the various types of public sector pension schemes and specific factors to take into account when dealing with such...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Dziobon of Penningtons Manches Cooper 6th Apr
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The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) was set up by the Pensions Act 2004 (PeA 2004) as a statutory fund to pay compensation to members of certain...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Dziobon of Penningtons Manches Cooper 6th Apr
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In the Family CourtSitting at [court name]No: [case number][The Matrimonial Causes Act 1973ORThe Civil Partnership Act 2004ORThe Child Support Act...
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1st Apr
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This Practice Note sets out different types of overseas pension plans and their features as well as valuation, procedural and enforcement issues that...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Dziobon of Penningtons Manches Cooper 1st Apr
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Prescribed valuation methodWhether a pension is to be the subject of offsetting, attachment or sharing, the prescribed method of valuation is the cash...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Dziobon of Penningtons Manches Cooper 1st Apr
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Parties to divorce or dissolution proceedings will have to think carefully about the various insurance products that they hold either individually or...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Dziobon of Penningtons Manches Cooper 30th Mar
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A-day'A-day' is the commonly used name regarding wide-ranging pension 'simplification' tax changes that took effect from 6 April 2006. The changes...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Dziobon of Penningtons Manches Cooper 30th Mar
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On proceedings for judicial separation the court has the power to redistribute the benefits derived from pension resources between the parties...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Dziobon of Penningtons Manches Cooper 30th Mar
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The power to make pension attachment orders (previously referred to as earmarking orders) arises from the insertion of sections 25B–25D of the...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Dziobon of Penningtons Manches Cooper 23rd Mar
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This Practice Note explains what a pension sharing order is within family proceedings and sets out which pension interests can be shared and which...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Dziobon of Penningtons Manches Cooper 23rd Mar

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