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...

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

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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...

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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...

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

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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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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...

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Requirements The obligation on a party to provide full, frank, and clear, disclosure of all material facts, documents and information relevant to the case, and the...

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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...

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This Practice Note is impacted by the decision of the UK on 23 June 2016 to leave the EU. This has implications for practitioners, inter alia, when considering which...

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

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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...

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This Practice Note is impacted by the decision of the UK on 23 June 2016 to leave the EU. This has implications for practitioners, inter alia, when...

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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...

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

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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...

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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...

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The pre-application requirement for attendance at a mediation information and assessment meeting (MIAM) is set out in the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI...

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If one party considers that an agreement has been reached (usually in relation to financial arrangements between the parties), or an agreement was made but...

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Notices and restrictions may be used to afford some limited protection of an asset comprising land or property, which comprises registered land, in respect of which an...

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If the financial dispute resolution (FDR) appointment is unsuccessful and no agreement can be reached, the court will give directions as to future steps, what evidence is...

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This Practice Note sets out guidance on the preparation required for the financial dispute resolution appointment (FDR) in terms of procedure and strategy, including: • a...

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The Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010) set out the universal practice for hearings in the Family Court and the Family Division of the High Court in FPR...

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This Practice Note provides guidance on the completion of a financial statement in Form E, the information and documents required in support and the provisions of the...

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In financial proceedings there is an ongoing duty to provide full, frank, and clear disclosure. Such disclosure includes all material facts, documents and...

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There is an ongoing duty of full and frank disclosure in financial proceedings. Such disclosure includes all material facts, documents and other information...

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