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Sequestration is a process for dealing with a contempt of court that would be otherwise punishable by a committal under which the assets of the...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter, deputy High Court judge and Recorder 12th Jan
Practice notes
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
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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9th Nov
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
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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9th Nov
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
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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9th Nov
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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 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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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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8th Apr
Precedents
This document provides general guidance regarding divorce procedure. Your family lawyer will be able to provide specific advice based on your...
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11th Mar
Precedents
This document provides general guidance regarding an application for leave to remove children permanently from the jurisdiction. Your family lawyer...
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25th Feb
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This document provides general guidance regarding post-nuptial agreements. Your family lawyer will be able to provide specific advice based on your...
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14th Feb
Precedents
This document provides general guidance regarding pre-nuptial agreements. Your family lawyer will be able to provide specific advice based on your...
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14th Feb
Precedents
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14th Feb
Practice notes
Solicitors Regulation Authority 2019 regulatory regimeFrom 25 November 2019, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) Standards and Regulations 2019...
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27th Jan
Practice notes
File noteA file note (also known as an attendance note) should be prepared immediately after the first interview, and after every client...
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17th Jan
Practice notes
In addition to signposting on Key aspects of family law practice, the following common areas of family law are introduced in this Practice Note (in...
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17th Jan
Practice notes
Family work is demanding in many ways that have nothing to do with the complexity of the black letter law. By their nature the family client is upset,...
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Produced in partnership with Ursula Rice of Family First Solicitors Ltd 8th Jan
Practice notes
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 8th Jan
Practice notes
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Produced in partnership with Ursula Rice of Family First Solicitors Ltd 8th Jan
Practice notes
Time is one of the great commodities of the family lawyer. As a profession, the emphasis has only recently begun to shift from selling time, through...
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Produced in partnership with Ursula Rice of Family First Solicitors Ltd 8th Jan
Precedents
This document provides general guidance regarding an application to court to resolve your financial arrangements on divorce or dissolution. Your...
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24th Dec
Precedents
This document provides general guidance regarding financial disclosure. Your family lawyer will be able to provide specific advice based on your...
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24th Dec
Precedents
This document provides general guidance regarding injunctions to protect from domestic abuse available in the family courts. Your family lawyer will...
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22nd Dec
Precedents
This document provides general guidance regarding financial provision for children. Your family lawyer will be able to provide specific advice based...
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29th Nov
Precedents
This document provides general guidance regarding the property rights of cohabitants and claims under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees...
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28th Nov
Precedents
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28th Nov

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