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What is the procedure to enforce a penal notice attached to an order as to the filing of a Form E?The first step is to ensure that the penal notice is...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 19th May
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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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Writ or warrant of possession of landA writ (High Court) or warrant (Family Court) of possession of land can be used to give effect to an order that...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter, deputy High Court judge and Recorder 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The Pensions Ombudsman—key decisions and cases up to 2017 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.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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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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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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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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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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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
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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
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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
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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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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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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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31st Jul
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FPR 2010, Part 18 applications—procedureCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding...
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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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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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31st Jul
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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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31st Jul
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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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31st Jul
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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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31st Jul
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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 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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Guide to the Court of Justice of the European UnionThis Practice Note provides a brief description of the Court of Justice of the European Union and...
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30th Jul
Practice notes
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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30th Jul
Practice notes
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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30th 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
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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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Post-nuptial agreements—client guideThis document provides general guidance regarding post-nuptial agreements. Your family lawyer will be able to...
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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
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Child arrangements orders—client guideThis document provides general guidance regarding applications for child arrangements orders. Your family lawyer...
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30th Jul
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30th Jul

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