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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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Defended divorce proceedingsCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all...
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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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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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Where an application has been made to extend the term of a non-molestation order, and a hearing listed, can the extension be agreed by consent? If so,...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 19th May
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Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 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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Standard orders—general principles11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following...
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Judicial review—how to start proceedingsThis Practice Note summarises the procedural stages in a judicial review application and then describes in...
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Produced in partnership with Mathew Purchase of Matrix Chambers and Dr Mirza Ahmad of St Philips Chambers 17th Sep
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Judicial review—what it is and when it can be usedWhat is judicial review?Judicial review is a process by which the courts exercise a supervisory...
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Produced in partnership with Mathew Purchase of Matrix Chambers and Dr Mirza Ahmad of St Philips Chambers 17th Sep
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Where a petitioner wishes to appeal a final financial remedy order made in divorce proceedings, can they do so before decree absolute is granted and...
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Produced in partnership with Nicholas Starks of St Ives Chambers 8th Sep
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Judicial review—time limits and the pre-action protocolWhen considering whether and how to bring a claim for judicial review, the first step is to...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Purchase of Matrix Chambers and Dr Mirza Ahmad of St Philips Chambers 8th Sep
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Where a final order has been made in financial remedy proceedings some time ago, and it subsequently transpires that the children of the family may...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 18th Aug
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Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 18th Aug
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Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 18th Aug
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High Court (Family Division) appeals by electronic meansWith effect from 1 February 2021, provision is made in the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR...
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Preparation for an appeal and orders that may be madeCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 18th Aug
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Produced in partnership with Marc Samuels, Niki Langridge and Rhys Taylor MCIArb of The 36 Group 18th Aug
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Applications for permission to appeal in the Family CourtCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 18th Aug
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