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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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Applications for judicial separation are relatively rare in practice. It may arise where the client has strong religious and or cultural reasons for...
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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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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
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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

Most recent Brexit content

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This Practice Note tracks the progress of UK legislation introduced as part of the legislative project associated with the UK’s withdrawal from the...
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21st Apr
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The jurisdiction of the courts to deal with applications for maintenance for the benefit of children is set out in Schedule 1 to the Children Act 1989...
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Produced in partnership with Marissa Allman of The 36 Group 20th Apr
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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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20th Apr
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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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20th Apr
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On 23 June 2016, the UK held a referendum on its membership of the EU, with a majority voting in favour of the UK leaving the EU. On 29 March 2017,...
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19th Apr
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Introduction to the EU legal systemThe EU legal system is sui generis—there is no other legal system it can be compared to, though it draws elements...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado of Andes Legal Consulting Ltd 19th Apr
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Retained EU law is a legal concept describing EU-derived legislation, rights and principles the UK plans to preserve in UK law after Brexit. It is a...
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Produced in partnership with Mathias Cheung of Atkin Chambers 15th Apr
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The UK’s formal withdrawal from the EU took effect at 11 pm on 31 January 2020 (exit day). At this point, the withdrawal period under Article 50 TEU...
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Produced in partnership with Kieran Laird of Gowling WLG 15th Apr
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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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Produced in partnership with Roy Martin QC and Denis Edwards of Terra Firma Chambers 9th Apr
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What is direct effect of EU law?The doctrine of direct effect is a fundamental principle of EU law developed by the Court of Justice of the European...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado of Andes Legal Consulting Ltd 9th Apr
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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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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester 9th Apr
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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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Produced in partnership with Pagonia Basia, EU specialist 8th Apr
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What is indirect effect of EU law?The doctrine of indirect effect, or consistent interpretation, is a duty that national courts have, as part of the...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado of Andes Legal Consulting Ltd 8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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This Practice Note provides an introduction to retained EU law. It provides an overview of the key definitions and concepts with reference to the...
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Produced in partnership with Dr. Kieran Laird of Gowling WLG 8th Apr
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This Practice Note provides background reading on the key forms and principles of EU law and legislation, examining the impact of Brexit on EU-derived...
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Produced in partnership with Carl Gardner of Head of Legal 8th Apr
Practice notes
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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8th Apr
Q&As
The term ‘transition or implementation period’ is used in the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland...
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8th Apr
Q&As
Under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (EU(W)A 2018), before certain proposed statutory instruments (Brexit SIs) are formally laid in...
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8th Apr
Precedents
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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8th Apr

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