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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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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 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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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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This Practice Note sets out the general principles to be applied by the court when considering whether to make a lump sum order within financial...
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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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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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26th Nov
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Unlike pension sharing orders, there is no complex implementation process for pension attachment orders, see: Pensions—financial remedy...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Dziobon of Penningtons Manches Cooper 25th Nov
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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 2nd Nov
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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 26th Oct
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STOP PRESS: This Practice Note is currently being reviewed as part of our routine quality control processes. It remains suitable for use. On...
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Produced in partnership with David Gallagher of Fieldfisher 23rd Oct
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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 21st Oct
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When pension contributions are recoverableThis practice note addresses two questions:•whether a bankrupt’s pension arrangement falls within the...
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Produced in partnership with Raj Arumugam of 5 Stone Buildings 20th Oct
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To: Newcastle Pension Centre, Futures GroupThe Pension Service 9Mail Handling Site AWolverhamptonWV98 1LUUKDate: [insert date]Dear Pension ServiceOur...
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19th Oct
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This Practice Note is impacted by the exit of the UK from the EU on 31 January 2020. For guidance, see Practice Note:Brexit and family law. This...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Dziobon of Penningtons Manches Cooper 16th Oct
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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 13th Oct
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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 13th Oct
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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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12th Oct
Practice notes
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 9th Oct
Precedents
1IntroductionThis letter is written as a joint instruction to you as an expert in financial remedy proceedings relating to divorce proceedings between...
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30th Sep
Q&As
Since 2000 (2005 for civil partnerships) the courts have had the power within financial remedy proceedings to make a pension sharing order. Such an...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 29th Sep
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Are there any cases in which the court considered post-separation and/or premarital acquired pensions?The division of pensions in financial remedy...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 28th Sep
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Pension sharing is the method by which an existing (shareable) pension arrangement is split and divided between the parties following divorce, nullity...
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Produced in partnership with Paul Infield of The 36 Group 28th Sep

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