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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 judge Make sure all mobile phones have been...

Practice Note

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...

Practice Note

There are certain protocols that need to be followed when addressing members of the judiciary. These protocols apply both to communications by way of correspondence and...

Practice Note

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, distracted and...

Practice Note

Networking and business development are often terms that provoke frustration in senior partners and bewilderment in the junior staff. The value of these...

Practice Note

File note A file note (also known as an attendance note) should be prepared immediately after the first interview, and after every client meeting/conversation thereafter,...

Practice Note

This Practice Note is impacted by the decision of the UK on 23 June 2016 to leave the EU. This has implications for practitioners considering which courts...

Practice Note

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 to...

Practice Note

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 independent objective advice...

Practice Note