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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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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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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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The Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955, were amended by the Family Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2018, SI 2018/440 with effect from 4...
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17th Jan
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note details key reforms to the family justice system in 2014. Future reforms will be set out in relevant Practice Notes and...
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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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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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17th Jan
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The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 (M(SSC)A 2013) received royal assent on 17 July 2013. Its main purpose is to enable same-sex couples to...
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17th Jan
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Following the publication of the Family Justice Review, in February 2012, the government accepted recommendations for a 'single Family Court'.The...
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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
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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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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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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8th Jan
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This Practice Note sets out the current practice regarding the issue of divorce petitions, the phasing out of the regional divorce centres and the...
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5th 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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1st 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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24th Dec
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From 25 November 2019, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) Standards and Regulations 2019 are in force, replacing the SRA Handbook and Code of...
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14th Dec
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note details key reforms to the family justice system in 2014. Future reforms are set out in relevant Practice Notes and...
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28th Nov
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ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note provides information following the creation of divorce centres and the centralised issue of proceedings. It...
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28th Nov

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