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The Pensions Ombudsman—key decisions and cases up to 2017 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.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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Filing the divorce petition and supporting documentsThis Practice Note explains what documents must be filed with the petition when commencing...
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Forced marriage protection ordersWhen sections 120–121 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (ABCPA 2014) came into effect on 16...
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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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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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Applications under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by HMCTS, regarding proceedings...
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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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Dear [insert organisation][insert case name] [insert case reference number]We enclose our client’s application for decree nisi to be made absolute.The...
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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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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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Is a deputy required to apply to the Court of Protection for specific authority to enter into negotiations and settle a claim without the need to...
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Produced in partnership with Graham Stott of gunnercooke LLP 5th Jun
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Who should be named as a defendant to a family provision claim?Applications for family provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and...
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5th Jun
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Can the PRs of an applicant in a claim under I(PFD)A 1975 continue the claim if the applicant dies during the proceedings and before the court makes a...
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5th Jun
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Where a parent with care (PWC) no longer satisfies the definition of a PWC, as set out in section 3(3) of the Child Support Act 1991, do they have a...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 5th Jun
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Is the court’s permission required for an applicant to withdraw their application for a financial remedy within a week of the final hearing of that...
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Produced in partnership with Nicholas Starks of St Ives Chambers 5th Jun
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A wishes the residue of their estate to pass to their grandchild B, when B turns 25. A would like to ensure that B’s mother, C (who is also A’s...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Draper of Shoosmiths 5th Jun
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What are the rules where a person dies intestate without a proven child? Can and how should the estate be protected against a potential Inheritance...
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5th Jun
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Can the failure by a Will draftsman to advise a testator on the effect of the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975 give rise to...
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5th Jun
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Can a former spouse make a claim against the estate of her ex-husband under the I(PFD)A 1975?Does a former spouse have standing to make a claim...
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5th Jun
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Can a pension sharing order be expressed by reference to a lump sum rather than a percentage?A pension sharing order must be expressed as a percentage...
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How will the courts approach a pre-marital pension on divorce after a long marriage of over 35 years?Case law examples where pre-marital contributions...
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