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Occupation ordersCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all proceedings in the...
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19th May
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Applications under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by HMCTS, regarding proceedings...
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19th May
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Declarations of parentage—procedureThe procedure for an application for a declaration of parentage is governed by the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR...
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19th May
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Client care—family lawClient care is about providing a proper standard of service to clients. This Practice Note sets out the Solicitors Regulation...
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19th May
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Pensions and judicial separationOn proceedings for judicial separation the court has the power to redistribute the benefits derived from pension...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Dziobon of Penningtons Manches Cooper 19th May
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Mesher and Martin ordersThe court may consider it appropriate for one party to remain in a property, with the other party retaining an interest in...
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19th May
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Defended divorce proceedingsCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all...
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19th May
Precedents
Dear [insert organisation][insert case name] [insert case reference number]We enclose our client’s application for decree nisi to be made absolute.The...
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19th May
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The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regime 2019 for family lawyersFrom 25 November 2019, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) Standards and...
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19th May
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Void and voidable marriagesThe Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973) sets out the grounds on which a marriage is void or voidable and the bars...
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19th May
Q&As
Where an application has been made to extend the term of a non-molestation order, and a hearing listed, can the extension be agreed by consent? If so,...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 19th May
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Freezing orders (Mareva)—family proceedingsA freezing order (formerly termed a Mareva injunction or order) is an interim injunction restraining a...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 19th May
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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 19th May
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General principles—lump sum ordersThis Practice Note sets out the general principles to be applied by the court when considering whether to make a...
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19th May
Practice notes
Standard orders—general principles11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following...
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19th May

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Where the home address of the respondent is unknown, and an inquiry agent has been unable to find them, is it permissible to serve a divorce petition...
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18th Aug
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Can a divorce petition be served outside the jurisdiction of England and Wales?The rules governing service in family proceedings are contained in Part...
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18th Aug
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How can a divorce petition be served on a respondent living in India?The rules governing service in family proceedings are contained in Part 6 of the...
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18th Aug
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In private law children proceedings under the Children Act 1989, where the whereabouts of the respondent is unknown to the applicant, can social...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 18th Aug
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Where a respondent to an application for a non-molestation or occupation order cannot be found, should an application have to be made to serve via an...
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18th Aug
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Where personal service has been effected on a respondent, and a certificate of service completed, is there any requirement for the petitioner to make...
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18th Aug
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If a respondent’s home address and place of work are unknown to the petitioner, is it possible for the respondent to be personally served when they...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 18th Aug
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Where a respondent is currently being held in police custody, what is the process for serving a non-molestation order and occupation order application...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 18th Aug
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If the whereabouts of the respondent to an application under section 8 of the Children Act 1989 are unknown what steps should the applicant take...
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18th Aug
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Where documents in family proceedings are to be served on a party in an EU Member State (under the EU Service Regulation or otherwise), what is the...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 18th Aug
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What is the procedure to effect service of a divorce petition issued in England and Wales on a respondent living in the USA?The rules about the...
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18th Aug
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What is the procedure for service of a divorce petition (issued in England) on a respondent in Singapore?The rules as to the service of application...
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18th Aug
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Can a respondent be served with a divorce petition while in prison and can an application be made for deemed service?Once an application for a...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 18th Aug
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Can a divorce petition be served by sending it to a PO box address?It is assumed that it is intended to serve the petition within the jurisdiction of...
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18th Aug
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Can service of a divorce petition be attempted both via the court bailiff and by a process server at the same time?Part 6 of the Family Procedure...
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18th Aug

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