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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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The Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973) sets out the grounds on which a marriage is void or voidable and the bars preventing the grant of a decree...
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9th Nov
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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This Practice Note sets out the general principles to be applied by the court when considering whether to make a lump sum order within financial...
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9th Nov
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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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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects relevant prior to/during the...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Cygan of University of Leicester 18th Feb
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On 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 March 2017,...
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18th Feb
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The term ‘transition or implementation period’ is used in the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland...
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15th Feb
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado of Andes Legal Consulting Ltd 14th Feb
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado of Andes Legal Consulting Ltd 14th Feb
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Pagonia Basia, EU specialist 14th Feb
Precedents
IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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14th Feb
Precedents
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
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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14th Feb
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This document provides general guidance regarding parental responsibility for a child. Your family lawyer will be able to provide specific advice...
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14th Feb
Q&As
The starting point is generally for the most up-to-date valuation available to be ultilised. In FZ v SZ, Mostyn J indicated (in a case where there was...
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13th Feb
Practice notes
This Practice Note provides background reading on the key forms and principles of EU law and legislation, examining the impact of Brexit on EU-derived...
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Produced in partnership with Carl Gardner of Head of Legal 12th Feb
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This Practice Note provides a brief description of the Court of Justice of the European Union and provides a list of links for further information....
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10th Feb
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This Practice Note sets out the jurisdictional implications in relation to family proceedings as a result of Brexit and considers the position both...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter, deputy High Court judge and Recorder 9th Feb
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This Practice Note sets out the key provisions and application of the 1996 Hague Convention on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement...
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3rd Feb
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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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2nd Feb
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This Practice Note sets out the implications as to recognition and enforcement in relation to family proceedings as a result of Brexit and considers...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter, deputy High Court judge and Recorder 1st Feb
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This Practice Note provides guidance on the implications of Brexit specifically in relation to the three primary areas in an international law...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter, deputy High Court judge and Recorder 1st Feb
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As of 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be an EU Member State and no longer participates in the political institutions and governance structures of...
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1st Feb

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