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Reports under section 7 of the Children Act 1989Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division,...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 19th May
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Interim orders in public children proceedingsThis Practice Note sets out the requirements in relation to interim orders in public children proceedings...
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19th May
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The no order principleThis Practice Note explains the no order principle contained in section 1(5) of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989). It explains...
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19th May
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Restrictions on decree being made absolute—divorceWhen considering an application for decree nisi to be made absolute the district judge must have...
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19th May
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The meaning and scope of parental responsibilityDefinitionParental responsibility is concerned with the care and upbringing of a child until they grow...
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19th May
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Capitalised maintenance—Duxbury calculationsThe basis of Duxbury calculationsA Duxbury calculation is an actuarial calculation designed to identify...
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19th May
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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
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Permission to apply for a section 8 orderCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division,...
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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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Occupation ordersCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all proceedings in the...
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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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Mesher and Martin ordersThe court may consider it appropriate for one party to remain in a property, with the other party retaining an interest in...
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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
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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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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
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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

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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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5th Jun
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Brexit post implementation period—CPR changesThis Practice Note sets out the changes to the Civil Procedure Rules set out in The Civil Procedure...
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5th Jun
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The 2007 Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family MaintenanceThe Hague Convention of 23 November...
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5th Jun
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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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5th Jun
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The Courts and Tribunals Service Centre and divorce centresThis Practice Note sets out the current practice regarding the issue of divorce petitions,...
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5th Jun
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Brexit and family lawAs of 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be an EU Member State and no longer participated in the political institutions and...
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5th Jun
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FPR 2010, Part 18—other applications in proceedingsIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit...
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5th Jun
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Brexit—Family Procedure Rules 2010The Family Procedure Rules 2010 and Court of Protection Rules 2017 (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI...
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5th Jun
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What does IP completion day mean for family law?As of 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be an EU Member State and no longer participated in the...
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5th Jun
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List of EU member states and official languagesMembership of the European Union has steadily grown since its founding members formed the European Coal...
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5th Jun
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Family procedural guidesCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all proceedings...
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5th Jun
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Brexit—taking of evidence in family proceedingsThis Practice Note sets out the implications as to the taking of evidence in the EU in relation to...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 5th Jun
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Brexit—recognition and enforcement in family proceedingsThis Practice Note sets out the implications as to recognition and enforcement in relation to...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 5th Jun
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Child abduction—1996 Hague ConventionThis Practice Note sets out the key provisions and application of the 1996 Hague Convention on Jurisdiction,...
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5th Jun
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Child abduction—introduction and issuing proceedings (1980 Hague Convention)Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the...
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5th Jun
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Brexit—children proceedingsThis Practice Note provides guidance on the implications of Brexit specifically in relation to the three primary areas in...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 5th Jun
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Periodical payments—variation of ordersThe court’s power to vary orders is set out in section 31 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973) and in...
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5th Jun
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Preparation of court bundles in family proceedingsCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division,...
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5th Jun
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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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5th Jun
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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 5th Jun

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