Practice and procedure

Practice and procedure guidance:

It is common for an agreement to be reached prior to the final hearing. An agreement may be reached at any stage of the proceedings right up to the doors of the court. As...

Practice Note

This Practice Note provides guidance on the requirements for permission to adduce expert evidence and restrictions on expert evidence, together with considerations as to...

Practice Note

A Calderbank offer is a settlement offer marked ‘without prejudice save as to costs’. Whether a Calderbank offer is admissible, and what weight will be given to it, will...

Practice Note

This Practice Note considers the provisions in the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955, relating to communication and filing of documents with the court...

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This Practice Note explains how a financial dispute resolution appointment (FDR) may be conducted, including the advice to be given to the client before the hearing, the...

Practice Note

Background The Family Procedure Rules 2010, SI 2010/2955 (FPR 2010) do not contain a procedure for inspection (formerly production) appointments, as previously found in...

Practice Note

Civil and Family Service Centre at Stoke on Trent The Practice Note sets out the current practice regarding the issue of divorce petitions and financial remedy...

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ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note provides information following the creation of divorce centres and the centralised issue of proceedings. It explains the location of...

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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 draft order,...

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This Practice Note details requirements in relation to disclosure within financial proceedings, the duty of disclosure to the court as it relates to both the parties and...

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Undertakings and agreements Undertakings and agreements between parties in financial proceedings are recorded in the preamble to the order where the court lacks the...

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In relation to preparation for a final hearing generally see Practice Note: Preparation for the final hearing of an application for a financial remedy. For practical...

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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, inter alia, when considering which courts...

Practice Note

This document provides general guidance regarding an application to court to resolve your financial arrangements on divorce or dissolution. Your family lawyer will be...

Precedents

This document provides general guidance regarding financial disclosure. Your family lawyer will be able to provide specific advice based on your circumstances. What is...

Precedents

Powers of the court On 22 April 2014, the single Family Court replaced the previous three tiers of court structure (family proceedings court, County Court, High Court)....

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This Practice Note explains the differences between financial orders and financial remedies as provided for in the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010). It sets out the...

Practice Note

From 22 April 2014, section 10 of the Children and Families Act 2014 (CFA 2014) extended the application of the pre-application mediation requirements of the Family...

Practice Note

This Practice Note is impacted by the exit of the UK from the EU on 31 January 2020. This has implications for practitioners, inter alia, when considering which courts...

Practice Note

This Practice Note is impacted by the exit of the UK from the EU on 31 January 2020. This has implications for practitioners, inter alia, when considering which courts...

Practice Note

The first appointment is a time-tabling hearing, with the objective of defining the issues, saving costs, and setting out the next stages of the financial order...

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When engaging in the disclosure process, either voluntarily or pursuant to a formal application for a financial remedy, it will be necessary to provide details about the...

Practice Note

This Practice Note provides guidance on the joint instruction of an expert witness in financial proceedings under the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI...

Practice Note

The Family Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2018, SI 2018/440, amended the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955, primarily introducing new provisions as to...

Practice Note

This Practice Note sets out the procedure to add a third party to financial proceedings as specified by the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010). It provides guidance...

Practice Note

[insert date] Dear [insert client’s name] I enclose a draft financial statement in Form E. Please read it very carefully because it is essential that the contents are...

Precedents

[insert date] Dear [insert client’s name] I enclose your completed Form E. Please read it carefully to ensure that the details are correct. You have previously approved...

Precedents

1 Introduction This letter is written as a joint instruction to you as an expert in financial remedy proceedings relating to divorce proceedings between [client’s full...

Precedents

1 Introduction This letter is written as a joint instruction to you as an expert in financial remedy proceedings relating to divorce proceeding between [client’s full...

Precedents

1 Introduction This letter is written as a joint instruction to you as an expert in financial remedy proceedings relating to divorce proceeding between [client’s full...

Precedents