Practice and procedure

Practice and procedure guidance:

This Practice Note provides guidance on the requirements for permission to adduce expert evidence and restrictions on expert evidence, together with considerations as to...

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Changes were made in relation to appeals as a result of the introduction of the single Family Court with effect from 22 April 2014, see Practice Note: Appeals—general...

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Court of Appeal Appeals to the Court of Appeal are governed by Part 52 of the Civil Procedure Rules 1998, SI 1998/3132 (CPR) and CPR PD 52C. Changes to Pt 52 and PD 52C...

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Reforms to the family justice system that took effect on 22 April 2014 made changes to appeals, in particular as a result of the introduction of the Family Court. Certain...

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Reforms to the family justice system that took effect on 22 April 2014 made changes to appeals, in particular as a result of the introduction of the single Family Court....

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This Practice Note deals with the requirements under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA 2005) and the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955, Pt 15 and FPR...

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This Practice Note considers the impact that the UK exiting the EU (commonly known as Brexit), will have on the service of court documents in family proceedings within...

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A Calderbank offer is a settlement offer marked ‘without prejudice save as to costs’. Whether a Calderbank offer is admissible, and what weight will be given to it, will...

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This Practice Note considers the approach taken by the family courts in relation to issues of capacity and how capacity may be assessed including expert evidence. In the...

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Questions of capacity to marry, cohabit, have sexual relations and agree to the use of contraception are clearly highly sensitive and personal issues in which...

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Child arrangements orders Since 22 April 2014, when section 12 of the Children and Families Act 2014 (CFA 2014) came into effect, the terms 'residence' and 'contact' have...

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Family proceedings are governed by the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955. The rules in respect of private law proceedings relating to children are...

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Civil restraint orders in family proceedings The court can order one of three types of civil restraint order (CRO) against a party that has made applications that are...

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Features The collaborative process involves the instruction by each party of a collaborative lawyer and the entering into of a collaborative participation agreement....

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General rule on costs The general rule in relation to costs in judicial review, as in other proceedings, is that costs follow the event. However, pre-emptive cost orders...

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The overriding objective The Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955, Pt 1 sets out the overriding objective. The overriding objective is to enable the court...

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ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note relates to developments in mediation practice up to April 2014. It is therefore for historical purposes only and is not maintained....

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Background The Family Procedure Rules 2010, SI 2010/2955 (FPR 2010) do not contain a procedure for inspection (formerly production) appointments, as previously found in...

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Civil and Family Service Centre at Stoke on Trent The Practice Note sets out the current practice regarding the issue of divorce petitions and financial remedy...

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ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note provides information following the creation of divorce centres and the centralised issue of proceedings. It explains the location of...

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This Practice Note details requirements in relation to disclosure within financial proceedings, the duty of disclosure to the court as it relates to both the parties and...

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Note that on 21 November 2017, the Ministry of Justice issued guidance on a police investigation into the potential manipulation of forensic toxicology test results at...

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This Practice Note deals with evidence in public children proceedings including admissibility, credibility, competence and compellability. It also details the provisions...

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In relation to preparation for a final hearing generally see Practice Note: Preparation for the final hearing of an application for a financial remedy. For practical...

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This Practice Note deals with adducing expert evidence in private law children proceedings including the statutory provisions (in particular Part 25 of the Family...

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This Practice Note deals with expert evidence in public law children proceedings, including in care and adoption proceedings. It details the relevant statutory provisions...

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