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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The power to make pension attachment orders (previously referred to as earmarking orders) arises from the insertion of sections 25B–25D of the...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Dziobon of Penningtons Manches Cooper 12th Jan
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The paramountcy principleWhen any court determines any question with respect to:•the upbringing of the child, or•the administration of the child's...
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9th Nov
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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 15th May
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The duty of disclosure in financial proceedingsThis Practice Note provides guidance on the ongoing duty of full and frank disclosure in financial...
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15th May
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Reports under section 7 of the Children Act 1989Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division,...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 15th May
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Preparation of court bundles in family proceedingsCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division,...
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15th May
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Scientific (DNA) tests within family proceedingsUnder Part III of the Family Law Reform Act 1969 (FLRA 1969), in civil proceedings in which the...
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15th May
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Effects of non-disclosure in financial proceedingsThis Practice Note details requirements in relation to disclosure within financial proceedings, the...
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15th May
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Instructing experts in financial proceedingsThis Practice Note provides guidance on the joint instruction of an expert witness in financial...
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15th May
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Adducing expert evidence in financial proceedingsThis Practice Note provides guidance on the requirements for permission to adduce expert evidence and...
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15th May
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Vulnerable persons—participation and evidence in family proceedingsCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the...
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15th May
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Disclosure or inspection orders in relation to non-partiesBackgroundThe Family Procedure Rules 2010, SI 2010/2955 (FPR 2010) do not contain a...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 15th May
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Evidential issues for the final hearing of an application for a financial remedyCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the...
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15th May
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Privilege in financial remedy proceedingsIn financial proceedings there is an ongoing duty to provide full, frank, and clear disclosure. Such...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 15th May
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Expert evidence in private children proceedingsCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division,...
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15th May
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Expert evidence in public children proceedingsThis Practice Note deals with expert evidence in public law children proceedings, including in care and...
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15th May
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Statements of truth in family proceedingsDocuments that must be verified by a statement of truth in family proceedingsThe provisions regarding...
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15th May
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Calderbank offers in family proceedingsA Calderbank offer is a settlement offer marked ‘without prejudice save as to costs’. Whether a Calderbank...
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15th May
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Evidence in public children proceedingsThis Practice Note deals with evidence in public children proceedings including admissibility, credibility,...
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15th May
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Standard orders—disclosureThis Practice Note provides information about, and access to, disclosure standard orders, including a disclosure order for a...
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15th May
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Evidence in private law children proceedingsNote that on 21 November 2017, the Ministry of Justice issued guidance on a police investigation into the...
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15th May
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Valuation of assets in financial proceedingsRationale for valuationIn any financial remedy application, some valuation of all relevant assets and...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter, deputy High Court judge and Recorder 15th May

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