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Occupation ordersCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all proceedings in the...
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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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Declarations of parentage—procedureThe procedure for an application for a declaration of parentage is governed by the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR...
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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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Mesher and Martin ordersThe court may consider it appropriate for one party to remain in a property, with the other party retaining an interest in...
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19th May
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Defended divorce proceedingsCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all...
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19th May
Precedents
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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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
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Void and voidable marriagesThe Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973) sets out the grounds on which a marriage is void or voidable and the bars...
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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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Reports under section 37 of the Children Act 1989Under section 37 of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989), the court has the power to order an...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 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

Most recent Brexit content

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Brexit legislation trackerThis Practice Note tracks the progress of UK legislation introduced as part of the legislative project associated with the...
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17th Sep
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Brexit timelineOn 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...
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15th Sep
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Brexit and family lawAs of 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be an EU Member State and no longer participated in the political institutions and...
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10th Sep
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Brexit—introduction to the Withdrawal AgreementThe UK’s formal withdrawal from the EU took effect at 11 pm on 31 January 2020 (exit day). At this...
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Produced in partnership with Kieran Laird of Gowling WLG 8th Sep
Q&As
What is the impact of Brexit on international transfers of personal data?This Q&A looks at the impact of Brexit on cross-border transfers of personal...
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26th Aug
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Brexit post implementation period—CPR changesThis Practice Note sets out the changes to the Civil Procedure Rules set out in The Civil Procedure...
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19th Aug
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Guide to the Court of Justice of the European UnionThis Practice Note provides a brief description of the Court of Justice of the European Union and...
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19th Aug
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Brexit—taking of evidence in family proceedingsThis Practice Note sets out the implications as to the taking of evidence in the EU in relation to...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 18th Aug
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Recognition, enforcement and co-operation under the 1996 Hague ConventionThis Practice Note deals with recognition, enforcement and co-operation under...
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18th Aug
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1996 Hague Convention—general principlesThis Practice Note deals with matters relating to jurisdiction, applicable law, transfers between contracting...
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18th Aug
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The 2007 Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family MaintenanceThe Hague Convention of 23 November...
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18th Aug
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Child abduction—1996 Hague ConventionThis Practice Note sets out the key provisions and application of the 1996 Hague Convention on Jurisdiction,...
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18th Aug
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Brexit—service of documents in family proceedingsThis Practice Note sets out the implications as to service of court documents in relation to family...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 18th Aug
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Brexit—Family Procedure Rules 2010The Family Procedure Rules 2010 and Court of Protection Rules 2017 (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI...
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18th Aug
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Brexit—financial remediesThis Practice Note sets out the jurisdictional implications in relation to financial remedy family proceedings as a result of...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 18th Aug
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What does IP completion day mean for family law?As of 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be an EU Member State and no longer participated in the...
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18th Aug
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Child abduction—introduction and issuing proceedings (1980 Hague Convention)Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the...
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18th Aug
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Brexit—recognition and enforcement in family proceedingsThis Practice Note sets out the implications as to recognition and enforcement in relation to...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 15th Aug
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Brexit—jurisdiction and family proceedingsThis Practice Note sets out the jurisdictional implications in relation to family proceedings as a result of...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 15th Aug

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