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The Pensions Ombudsman—key decisions and cases up to 2017 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. It looks at...
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Produced in partnership with David Gallagher of Fieldfisher 19th May
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Child Arrangements Programme—the procedure for section 8 applicationsCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of...
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19th May
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Can a Sears Tooth agreement be entered into in relation to proceedings under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (TOLATA...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 19th May
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Permission to apply for a section 8 orderCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division,...
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19th May
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Sears Tooth agreementsThe Family Procedure Rules 2010, SI 2010/2955, 1.1 sets out the overriding objective, including that dealing with a case justly...
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19th May
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Client care—family lawClient care is about providing a proper standard of service to clients. This Practice Note sets out the Solicitors Regulation...
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19th May
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Pensions and judicial separationOn proceedings for judicial separation the court has the power to redistribute the benefits derived from pension...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Dziobon of Penningtons Manches Cooper 19th May
Practice notes
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regime 2019 for family lawyersFrom 25 November 2019, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) Standards and...
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19th May
Q&As
Where an application has been made to extend the term of a non-molestation order, and a hearing listed, can the extension be agreed by consent? If so,...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 19th May
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Freezing orders (Mareva)—family proceedingsA freezing order (formerly termed a Mareva injunction or order) is an interim injunction restraining a...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 19th May
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General principles—lump sum ordersThis Practice Note sets out the general principles to be applied by the court when considering whether to make a...
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19th May
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Standard orders—general principles11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following...
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19th May
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Undefended divorce proceedingsOnline divorceOn 6 May 2018 the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) launched its online divorce service nationwide for the public...
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19th May
Practice notes
Divorce centres [Archived]ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note provides information following the creation of divorce centres and the centralised...
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19th May
Practice notes
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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19th May

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Precedents
Draft orders—family provision claimThis Precedent is based on a precedent found in Inheritance Act Claims: Law, Practice and Procedure Precedents by...
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5th Jun
Precedents
Letter enclosing draft financial statement in Form E[insert date]Dear [insert client’s name]I enclose a draft financial statement in Form E. Please...
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5th Jun
Precedents
Letter of instruction to a single joint expert to value a vintage or classic car or motorcycle collection (including parts and...
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5th Jun
Precedents
Specimen narrative statement in financial remedy applications under Matrimonial Causes Act 1973, s 25In the FAMILY COURT SITTING AT [court...
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5th Jun
Precedents
Standard order—standard directions orders in the Financial Remedies Unit [Archived]In the Central Family CourtIn the Principal Registry of the Family...
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5th Jun
Precedents
Letter of instruction to a single joint expert to value a business1IntroductionThis letter is written as a joint instruction to you as an expert in...
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5th Jun
Precedents
Standard order 3.2—search order—family proceedingsNote: On 30 November 2017, the then President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, issued...
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5th Jun
Precedents
Standard order 2.1—financial remedy order—omnibusIn the Family CourtSitting at [court name]No: [case number][The Matrimonial Causes Act 1973ORThe...
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5th Jun
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Letter enclosing finalised financial statement in Form E[insert date]Dear [insert client’s name]I enclose your completed Form E. Please read it...
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5th Jun
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Letter to client enclosing order made at first appointmentDear [insert client name]FinancesI enclose a copy of the order made by [deputy] [district]...
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5th Jun
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Pre-nuptial or pre-partnership agreementThis Agreement is made [insert day and month] 20[insert year]Parties1[Insert name] of [insert full address]...
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5th Jun
Precedents
Letter of instruction to a single joint expert in financial remedy proceedings1IntroductionThis letter is written as a joint instruction to you as an...
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5th Jun
Precedents
Specimen questionnaire—financial remedy applicationBank accounts1Provide a schedule of all bank or other accounts (whether current, deposit, loan or...
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5th Jun
Q&As
Where the payer of maintenance resides in the UK, and the payee intends to move to the US in due course, is there any advantage for the payer if the...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 4th Jun
Q&As
Where a final order has been made in financial remedy proceedings some time ago, and it subsequently transpires that the children of the family may...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 4th Jun

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