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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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The basis of Duxbury calculationsA Duxbury calculation is an actuarial calculation designed to identify the capital sum required to meet a periodical...
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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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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
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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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Key procedural stages in a judicial review claim in the Administrative Court Broadly speaking, and subject to any contrary directions, the key stages...
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Produced in partnership with Mathew Purchase of Matrix Chambers and Dr Mirza Ahmad of St Philips Chambers 21st Jan
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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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21st Jan
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When considering whether and how to bring a claim for judicial review, the first step is to consider whether judicial review is be an appropriate...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Purchase of Matrix Chambers and Dr Mirza Ahmad of St Philips Chambers 21st Jan
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What is judicial review?Judicial review is a process by which the courts exercise a supervisory jurisdiction over the exercise of public functions by...
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Produced in partnership with Mathew Purchase of Matrix Chambers and Dr Mirza Ahmad of St Philips Chambers 21st Jan
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General rule on costs in judicial reviewThe general rule in relation to costs in judicial review, as in other proceedings, is that costs follow the...
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Produced in partnership with Morayo Fagborun Bennett of Hardwicke Chambers 20th 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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Produced in partnership with David Salter, deputy High Court judge and Recorder 17th 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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Produced in partnership with David Salter, deputy High Court judge and Recorder 17th 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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Produced in partnership with David Salter, deputy High Court judge and Recorder 17th 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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Produced in partnership with David Salter, deputy High Court judge and Recorder 17th Jan
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The court has the power to make final orders in financial remedy proceedings on the pronouncement of decree absolute. Other than certain interim...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan
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The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is an unforeseen global event that has had significant ramifications for society and the economy. Family...
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Produced in partnership with Marc Samuels, Niki Langridge and Rhys Taylor MCIArb of The 36 Group 8th Jan
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Applications to set aside a final order made within financial remedy proceedings should be made in accordance with the Family Procedure Rules (FPR...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan
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BackgroundFor a considerable time there had been doubt and confusion as to the available routes of challenging a financial order (whether or not made...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter, deputy High Court judge and Recorder 8th Jan
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It is ordinarily the case in family proceedings (save for certain excluded types of application) that each party bears their own costs. While the...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan
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With effect from 1 February 2021, provision is made in the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), by FPR 2010, PD 41C (Proceedings by Electronic...
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