Evidence and disclosure

Evidence and disclosure 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...

Practice Note

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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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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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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This document provides general guidance regarding financial disclosure. Your family lawyer will be able to provide specific advice based on your circumstances. What is...

Precedents

This Practice Note provides guidance on the joint instruction of an expert witness in financial proceedings under the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI...

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The Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010) set out the universal practice for hearings in the Family Court and the Family Division of the High Court in FPR 2010, PD 27A....

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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 and other...

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There is an ongoing duty of full and frank disclosure in financial proceedings. Such disclosure includes all material facts, documents and other information relevant to...

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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 issues, including one...

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Under section 37 of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989), the court has the power to order an investigation by a local authority into the welfare of a child if it appears...

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Under section 7 of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989), a report (often referred to as a section 7 report) may be directed when a court is considering any question with...

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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 court may direct the...

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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, inter alia, when considering which courts...

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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 application under Article...

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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 consequences of any breach of...

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Rationale for valuation In any financial remedy application, some valuation of all relevant assets and liabilities needs to be obtained. A failure to do so may be...

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This Practice Note is impacted by the exit of the UK from the EU on 31 January 2020. and sets out the current position on vulnerable persons in family proceedings. For...

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In contested proceedings it will very often be the case that the court will hear evidence from witnesses. Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955, Pt 22...

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