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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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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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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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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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Case number [insert number][In the principal registryORIn the [insert court location] FAMILY court]Sitting at [insert place]Notice of...
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9th Nov

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This Practice Note provides guidance on private financial dispute resolution appointments (FDRs), or early neutral evaluation (ENE). It considers...
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Produced in partnership with Rhys Taylor MCIArb of The 36 Group and 30 Park Place 6th May
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This Practice Note outlines the process of arbitration in family cases, which has been available for financial disputes since March 2012, and for...
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Produced in partnership with Suzanne Kingston of Mills & Reeve 1st Apr
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This Practice Note outlines the role of the courts in relation to family arbitration. In family cases, arbitration will take place under the Institute...
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1st Apr
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This Practice Note sets out commonly used terms and their meaning in the non-court dispute resolution processes of family mediation, collaborative law...
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Produced in partnership with Suzanne Kingston of Mills & Reeve 1st Apr
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This Practice Note sets out the features of mediation, the cases in which it will be most appropriate and the advantages of the mediation process.What...
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Produced in partnership with Suzanne Kingston of Mills & Reeve 1st Apr
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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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1st Apr
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ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note relates to developments in mediation practice up to April 2014. It is therefore for historical purposes only and...
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24th Feb
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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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This Practice Note details the process of mediation and issues to be considered by the parties' solicitors prior to, during and after the mediation...
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Produced in partnership with Suzanne Kingston of Mills & Reeve 17th Jan
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. It considers the purpose and mechanics of mediation assessment intake meetings...
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17th Jan
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FeaturesThe collaborative process involves the instruction by each party of a collaborative lawyer and the entering into of a collaborative...
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Produced in partnership with Suzanne Kingston of Mills & Reeve 8th Jan
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Dear [client name]Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM)Court rules require that before making an application to issue certain kinds of...
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22nd Dec
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This document provides general guidance regarding alternatives to court in family law matters including the requirement to attend a mediation...
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28th Nov
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This Practice Note provides information about, and access to, arbitration standard orders issued by the President of the Family Division on 30...
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26th Nov

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