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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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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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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 12th Jan
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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This Practice Note explains the no order principle contained in section 1(5) of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989). It explains when the principle...
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9th 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 12th Jan
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The paramountcy principleWhen any court determines any question with respect to:•the upbringing of the child, or•the administration of the child's...
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9th Nov
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The duty of disclosure in financial proceedingsThis Practice Note provides guidance on the ongoing duty of full and frank disclosure in financial...
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15th May
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Communications with the court—family proceedingsThis Practice Note considers the provisions in the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI...
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15th May
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Drafting the terms of a financial consent orderThis Practice Note sets out the basic principles to be applied when drafting a financial consent order...
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Preparation for the final hearing of an application for a financial remedyIf the financial dispute resolution (FDR) appointment is unsuccessful and no...
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15th May
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Financial proceedings—pre-application requirementsFrom 22 April 2014, section 10 of the Children and Families Act 2014 (CFA 2014) extended the...
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15th May
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Instructing experts in financial proceedingsThis Practice Note provides guidance on the joint instruction of an expert witness in financial...
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Adducing expert evidence in financial proceedingsThis Practice Note provides guidance on the requirements for permission to adduce expert evidence and...
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Preparation for the financial dispute resolution appointmentThis Practice Note sets out guidance on the preparation required for the financial dispute...
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15th May
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Joinder of third parties in financial proceedingsThis Practice Note sets out the procedure to add a third party to financial proceedings as specified...
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15th May
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The Financial Remedies CourtCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all...
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15th May
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Divorce centres [Archived]ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note provides information following the creation of divorce centres and the centralised...
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15th May
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The Family Court—judicial allocationThe Family Court came into effect on 22 April 2014. As a consequence there were significant changes to what type...
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15th May
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Variation of financial ordersBy virtue of section 31 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973), and the corresponding provisions in the Civil...
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15th May
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Disclosure or inspection orders in relation to non-partiesBackgroundThe Family Procedure Rules 2010, SI 2010/2955 (FPR 2010) do not contain a...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 15th May
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Standard orders—financialThis Practice Note provides information about, and access to, financial standard orders issued by the President of the Family...
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15th May
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Evidential issues for the final hearing of an application for a financial remedyCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the...
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15th May
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Privilege in financial remedy proceedingsIn financial proceedings there is an ongoing duty to provide full, frank, and clear disclosure. Such...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 15th May

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