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Sequestration is a process for dealing with a contempt of court that would be otherwise punishable by a committal under which the assets of the...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter, deputy High Court judge and Recorder 12th Jan
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Online divorceWhere a divorce is proceeding via the online service note that while rules relating to divorce proceedings are generally to be found in...
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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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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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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
Precedents
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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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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Practitioners dealing with care proceedings where there are concurrent or imminent criminal proceedings need to be prepared to deal with a number of...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 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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17th Jan
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BackgroundThe Family Procedure Rules 2010, SI 2010/2955 (FPR 2010) do not contain a procedure for inspection (formerly production) appointments, as...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter 17th Jan
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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...
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17th Jan
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This Practice Note deals with evidence in public children proceedings including admissibility, credibility, competence and compellability. It also...
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17th Jan
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It is commonly the case that where in financial remedy proceedings one of the assets is an interest in a limited company, the court will direct a...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 17th Jan
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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...
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17th Jan
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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...
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17th Jan
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Under Part III of the Family Law Reform Act 1969 (FLRA 1969), in civil proceedings in which the parentage of any person falls to be determined, the...
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17th Jan
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In financial proceedings there is an ongoing duty to provide full, frank, and clear disclosure. Such disclosure includes all material facts, documents...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 17th Jan
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This Practice Note provides guidance on the ongoing duty of full and frank disclosure in financial proceedings, together with the possible...
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17th Jan
Practice notes
There is an ongoing duty of full and frank disclosure in financial proceedings. Such disclosure includes all material facts, documents and other...
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17th Jan
Practice notes
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 Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 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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17th Jan
Q&As
Case studyIn financial remedy proceedings Form Es have been exchanged. The husband is engaged in civil litigation with the wife's step-father. The...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan
Q&As
AdulteryIn relation to a divorce in which a party wishes to rely on adultery, in the absence of an admission by the respondent, the adultery must be...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan
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There will be a difference in approach by the courts to the release of documents such as a witness statement according to whether a hearing is in...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan

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