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Online divorceWhere a divorce is proceeding via the online service note that while rules relating to divorce proceedings are generally to be found in...
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9th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all proceedings in the Family Court in...
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9th Nov
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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...
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9th Nov
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The basis of Duxbury calculationsA Duxbury calculation is an actuarial calculation designed to identify the capital sum required to meet a periodical...
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9th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all proceedings in the Family Court in...
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9th Nov
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A void marriage is one that will be treated by the court as never having taken place. The grounds on which a marriage will be void are set out in...
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9th Nov
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Online divorceOn 6 May 2018 the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) launched its online divorce service nationwide for the public acting as litigants in person....
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9th Nov
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The Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973) sets out the grounds on which a marriage is void or voidable and the bars preventing the grant of a decree...
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9th Nov
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Instructing counsel to advocate on a client’s behalf should be a matter of careful thought and preparation. The role of counsel is to provide...
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Produced in partnership with Ursula Rice of Family First Solicitors Ltd 12th Jan
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all proceedings in the Family Court in...
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9th Nov
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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 when considering an...
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9th Nov
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The distinction between an amended petition, a supplemental petition and a further petitionWhere it is necessary in some way to amend a petition...
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9th Nov
Precedents
In the Family Court sitting at [location][Case No]Between1[insert name] ApplicantAnd2[ insert name] RespondentStatement of issues for the First...
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9th Nov
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A decree of nullity granted after 31 July 1971 in respect of a voidable marriage operates to annul the marriage with effect from decree absolute and...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note sets out the general principles to be applied by the court when considering whether to make a lump sum order within financial...
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9th Nov
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The procedure for an application for a declaration of parentage is governed by the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955, Pt...
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9th Nov

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The Hague Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance (2007 Hague Convention)...
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27th Jan
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As of 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be an EU Member State and no longer participates in the political institutions and governance structures of...
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27th Jan
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This Practice Note sets out the implications as to recognition and enforcement in relation to family proceedings as a result of Brexit and considers...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter, deputy High Court judge and Recorder 27th Jan
Q&As
This Q&A looks at the impact of Brexit on cross-border transfers of personal data involving the UK and EEA, under the General Data Protection...
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26th Jan
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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26th Jan
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The Convention of 1 June 1970 on the Recognition of Divorces and Legal Separations (the 1970 Hague Convention) is intended to regulate the recognition...
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26th Jan
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As of 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be an EU Member State and no longer participated in the political institutions and governance structures of...
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22nd Jan
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects relevant prior to/during the...
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20th Jan
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This Practice Note provides guidance on the implications of Brexit specifically in relation to the three primary areas in an international law...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter, deputy High Court judge and Recorder 19th Jan
Practice notes
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all proceedings in the Family Court in...
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19th Jan
Practice notes
The Family Procedure Rules 2010 and Court of Protection Rules 2017 (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/517 make amendments that remove...
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18th Jan
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This Practice Note sets out the implications as to the taking of evidence in the EU in relation to family proceedings as a result of Brexit and...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter, deputy High Court judge and Recorder 18th Jan
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This Practice Note sets out the changes to the Civil Procedure Rules set out in The Civil Procedure Rules 1998 (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019,...
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18th Jan
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This Practice Note sets out key news and guidance in relation to the coronavirus (COVID-19) relevant to family proceedings. It also deals with issues...
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18th Jan
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The Court of Justice of the European Union (Court of Justice) includes:•the Court of Justice: this consists of one judge from each Member State and is...
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18th Jan
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The most important rule is to be polite. If you are polite to everyone at all times, it is hard to go seriously wrong.The judgeMake sure all mobile...
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18th Jan
Practice notes
There are certain protocols that need to be followed when addressing members of the judiciary. These protocols apply both to communications by way of...
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18th Jan
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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17th Jan
Practice notes
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all proceedings in the Family Court in...
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17th Jan
Practice notes
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all proceedings in the Family Court in...
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17th Jan

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