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Notice to show cause applications in family proceedingsIf one party considers that an agreement has been reached (usually in relation to financial...
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19th May
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The Pensions Ombudsman—key decisions and cases up to 2017 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.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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Child Arrangements Programme—the procedure for section 8 applicationsCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of...
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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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Procedure for an application for an occupation orderProcedure for an application for an occupation order—Covid-19In the exceptional circumstances of...
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19th May
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The ground for divorceBar on petition for divorce within one year of marriageA petition for divorce cannot be presented to the court before the...
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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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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
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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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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
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Undefended divorce proceedingsOnline divorceOn 6 May 2018 the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) launched its online divorce service nationwide for the public...
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19th May
Precedents
In the Family CourtSitting at [court name]No: [case number][The Matrimonial Causes Act 1973ORThe Civil Partnership Act 2004ORThe Child Support Act...
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19th May
Precedents
To: Newcastle Pension Centre, Futures GroupThe Pension Service 9Mail Handling Site AWolverhamptonWV98 1LUUKDate: [insert date]Dear Pension ServiceOur...
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19th May

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Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado of Andes Legal Consulting Ltd 31st Jul
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Produced in partnership with Dr. Kieran Laird of Gowling WLG 31st Jul
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Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado of Andes Legal Consulting Ltd 31st Jul
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Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 31st Jul
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Produced in partnership with Ursula Rice of Family First Solicitors Ltd 31st Jul
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Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 31st Jul
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31st Jul
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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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Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 31st Jul
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