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Restrictions on decree being made absolute—divorceWhen considering an application for decree nisi to be made absolute the district judge must have...
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19th May
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What is the procedure to enforce a penal notice attached to an order as to the filing of a Form E?The first step is to ensure that the penal notice is...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 19th May
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The grounds on which a marriage is voidableA decree of nullity granted after 31 July 1971 in respect of a voidable marriage operates to annul the...
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19th May
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Statements of truth in family proceedingsDocuments that must be verified by a statement of truth in family proceedingsThe provisions regarding...
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19th May
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Writ or warrant of possession of landA writ (High Court) or warrant (Family Court) of possession of land can be used to give effect to an order that...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter, deputy High Court judge and Recorder 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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19th May
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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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19th May
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Procedure for an application for an occupation orderProcedure for an application for an occupation order—Covid-19In the exceptional circumstances of...
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19th May
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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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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
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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
Precedents
In the Family CourtSitting at [court name]No: [case number][The Matrimonial Causes Act 1973ORThe Civil Partnership Act 2004ORThe Child Support Act...
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19th May
Precedents
To: Newcastle Pension Centre, Futures GroupThe Pension Service 9Mail Handling Site AWolverhamptonWV98 1LUUKDate: [insert date]Dear Pension ServiceOur...
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19th May
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Application to vary, extend or discharge a non-molestation or occupation orderCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the...
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19th May

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Is there a specific period of time for which the courts in England and Wales will retain jurisdiction in a children matter after the child has moved...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 1st Aug
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Where parties to a divorce were living in England at the time that divorce proceedings were commenced and are now living in Spain can either party...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 1st Aug
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Jurisdiction for petitions for divorce and judicial separation11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 31st Jul
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Where a party was born and married in Wales and now lives in Scotland, where can they issue divorce proceedings?There are two courts in Scotland where...
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31st Jul
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Jurisdiction EU11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 31st Jul
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Where the proposed applicant for a child arrangements order lives in England, but the child and the parent with care live in Scotland, where should...
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31st Jul
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Staying concurrent EU proceedings31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 31st Jul
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Inherent and statutory jurisdiction11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 31st Jul
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Recognition of overseas divorce or dissolution of civil partnership11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit...
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31st Jul
Q&As
On an application under the court’s inherent and parens patriae jurisdiction in relation to an adult, which court form is the application made in?The...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 31st Jul
Practice notes
Staying proceedings under the inherent jurisdiction31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 31st Jul
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Jurisdiction for petitions for dissolution and separation orders for civil partners11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit...
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31st Jul
Practice notes
Recognition of divorce and legal separation under the 1970 Hague ConventionThe Convention of 1 June 1970 on the Recognition of Divorces and Legal...
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31st Jul
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Domicile and habitual residence11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 31st Jul
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Jurisdictional issues in children proceedings11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into...
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