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The Pensions Ombudsman—key decisions and cases up to 2017 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. It looks at...
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Produced in partnership with David Gallagher of Fieldfisher 19th May
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Filing the divorce petition and supporting documentsThis Practice Note explains what documents must be filed with the petition when commencing...
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19th May
Practice notes
Forced marriage protection ordersWhen sections 120–121 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (ABCPA 2014) came into effect on 16...
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19th May
Q&As
Can a Sears Tooth agreement be entered into in relation to proceedings under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (TOLATA...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 19th May
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Sears Tooth agreementsThe Family Procedure Rules 2010, SI 2010/2955, 1.1 sets out the overriding objective, including that dealing with a case justly...
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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
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
Practice notes
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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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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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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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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
Divorce centres [Archived]ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note provides information following the creation of divorce centres and the centralised...
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19th May
Practice notes
Drafting the terms of a financial consent orderThis Practice Note sets out the basic principles to be applied when drafting a financial consent order...
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19th May
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Application to vary, extend or discharge a non-molestation or occupation orderCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the...
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19th May

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Time management for family lawyersTime is one of the great commodities of the family lawyer. As a profession, the emphasis has only recently begun to...
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Produced in partnership with Ursula Rice of Family First Solicitors Ltd 31st Jul
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Managing difficult clients—family lawFamily work is demanding in many ways that have nothing to do with the complexity of the black letter law. By...
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Produced in partnership with Ursula Rice of Family First Solicitors Ltd 31st Jul
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Family law training materialsIn addition to signposting on Key aspects of family law practice, the following common areas of family law are introduced...
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31st Jul
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Produced in partnership with Ursula Rice of Family First Solicitors Ltd 31st Jul
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Taking initial instructions from family clientsSolicitors Regulation Authority 2019 regulatory regimeFrom 25 November 2019, the Solicitors Regulation...
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31st Jul
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Working with counselInstructing counsel to advocate on a client’s behalf should be a matter of careful thought and preparation. The role of counsel is...
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Produced in partnership with Ursula Rice of Family First Solicitors Ltd 31st Jul
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Steps to take after a client meetingFile noteA file note (also known as an attendance note) should be prepared immediately after the first interview,...
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31st Jul
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Court etiquetteThe 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...
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31st Jul
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Forms of address for the judiciaryThere are certain protocols that need to be followed when addressing members of the judiciary. These protocols apply...
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30th Jul
Precedents
Adoption by step-parents—client guideThis document provides general guidance regarding applications for adoption by step-parents. Your family lawyer...
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30th Jul
Precedents
Separation agreements—client guideThis document provides general guidance regarding separation agreements. Your family lawyer will be able to provide...
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30th Jul
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Changing a child’s name—client guideThis document provides general guidance regarding changing a child’s name. Your family lawyer will be able to...
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30th Jul
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30th Jul
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Public children—client guideThis document provides general guidance regarding public law applications relating to children. Your family lawyer will be...
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30th Jul
Precedents
Child arrangements orders—client guideThis document provides general guidance regarding applications for child arrangements orders. Your family lawyer...
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30th Jul
Precedents
Financial applications to the court—client guide (standard procedure)This document provides general guidance regarding an application to court to...
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30th Jul
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Specific issue and prohibited steps orders—client guideThis document provides general guidance regarding applications for specific issue and...
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30th Jul
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Cohabitation agreements—client guideThis document provides general guidance regarding cohabitation agreements. It explains what a cohabitation...
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30th Jul
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Leave to remove—client guideThis document provides general guidance regarding an application for leave to remove children permanently from the...
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