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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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20th Oct
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Procedure for an application for a non-molestation order—Covid-19In the exceptional circumstances of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic guidance has...
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16th Oct
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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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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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The court’s power to order periodical payments is contained in section 23(1)(a) of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973) and Schedule 5, Part 1,...
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26th Sep
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This Practice Note sets out the procedural steps to be taken where the parties have reached agreement by consent within financial remedy proceedings,...
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26th Sep
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Cohabitants do not have the same rights to make property claims as married couples or civil partners, and disputes between cohabitants regarding their...
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26th Sep
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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, inter alia, for practitioners considering...
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26th Sep
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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26th Sep
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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26th Sep
Practice notes
Bar on petition for divorce within one year of marriageA petition for divorce cannot be presented to the court before the expiration of one year from...
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26th Sep
Practice notes
In addition to signposting on Key aspects of family law practice, the following common areas of family law are introduced in this Practice Note (in...
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26th Sep
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The Family Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2018, SI 2018/440, amended the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955, primarily introducing new...
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25th Sep
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Child arrangements orders Since 22 April 2014, when section 12 of the Children and Families Act 2014 (CFA 2014) came into effect, the...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note provides guidance on case law in relation to claims under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (TOLATA 1996),...
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25th Sep
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By virtue of section 24A of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973) (and the Civil Partnership Act 2004 equivalent), the court can make an order...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter, deputy High Court judge and Recorder 25th Sep

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This Practice Note sets out the implications as to service of court documents in relation to family proceedings as a result of Brexit and considers...
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26th Sep
Practice notes
This Practice Note is impacted by the exit of the UK from the EU on 31 January 2020. This has implications, inter alia, for practitioners considering...
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26th Sep
Practice notes
This Practice Note is impacted by the exit of the UK from the EU on 31 January 2020. This has implications, inter alia, for practitioners considering...
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26th Sep
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This Practice Note is impacted by the exit of the UK from the EU on 31 January 2020. For guidance, see Practice Note: Brexit—service of documents in...
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26th Sep
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Service in family proceedingsPart 6 of the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955, sets out the main provisions regarding service of...
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26th Sep
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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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28th Sep
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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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28th Sep
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The Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955, Pt 6 contain the core provisions regarding service in family proceedings, although the...
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28th Sep
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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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28th Sep
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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 28th Sep
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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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28th Sep
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An application for a child arrangements order under section 8 of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989) is made using Form C100. In the event that the...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 28th Sep
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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 28th Sep
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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 28th Sep
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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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28th Sep
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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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28th Sep
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In matters relating to a divorce which commenced after 1 March 2005 (the date when Brussels IIA bis came into effect), jurisdiction lies with the...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 28th Sep

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