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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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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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This Practice Note explains the no order principle contained in section 1(5) of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989). It explains when the principle...
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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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9th Nov

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Service of documents in family proceedings outside the jurisdictionIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit...
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15th May
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Service in financial proceedingsService in family proceedingsPart 6 of the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955, sets out the main...
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15th May
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Service of applications for matrimonial and civil partnership orders within the jurisdictionThis Practice Note explains how to serve a divorce...
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15th May
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Service of documents in family proceedings other than applications for matrimonial and civil partnership orders in the United KingdomCoronavirus...
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15th May
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Brexit—service of documents in family proceedingsThis Practice Note sets out the implications as to service of court documents in relation to family...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter, deputy High Court judge and Recorder 15th May
Q&As
It is assumed that it is intended to serve the petition within the jurisdiction of England and Wales.The position regarding the service of a divorce...
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4th May
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The rules governing service in family proceedings are contained in Part 6 of the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955 and the...
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13th Feb
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Once an application for a matrimonial order has been issued by the court (for example, an application for a decree of divorce), a copy of the...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 13th Feb
Q&As
The rules about the service of application forms/notices and other documents in family proceedings outside of the jurisdiction of England and Wales,...
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13th Feb
Q&As
It is assumed that this Q&A is asking about personal service of a divorce petition, given the reference to the ‘petitioner’. In the first instance, a...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 13th Feb
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The Resolution Guide to good practice on correspondence (the guidance) contains some useful guidance regarding correspondence by email with a litigant...
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13th Feb
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The Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955, 10.3(1) provides that the applicant for a non-molestation or occupation order must serve a...
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13th Feb
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The rules governing service in family proceedings are contained in Part 6 of the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955 and the...
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13th Feb
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A non-molestation order must be served on the respondent personally, regardless of whether it was obtained without notice or at an inter partes...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 13th Feb
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The rules in respect of private law proceedings relating to children are largely contained in Part 12 of the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010),...
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13th Feb
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The rules as to the service of application forms/notices and other documents in family proceedings out of the jurisdiction of England and Wales, and...
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13th Feb
Q&As
A divorce petition may be served by way of personal service in accordance with Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955, 6.7, or by...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 13th Feb

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