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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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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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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
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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
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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
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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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Standard order—standard directions orders in the Financial Remedies Unit [Archived]In the Central Family CourtIn the Principal Registry of the Family...
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Standard order 3.2—search order—family proceedingsNote: On 30 November 2017, the then President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, issued...
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18th Aug
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Standard order 3.1—freezing order—family proceedingsNote that on 30 November 2017, the President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, issued...
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18th Aug
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Standard order 1.2—financial directions order—shorter versionIn the Family Court sitting at [Court name]No: [Case number][The Matrimonial Causes Act...
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Standard orders—financialThis Practice Note provides information about, and access to, financial standard orders issued by the President of the Family...
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18th Aug
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Standard orders—domestic abuse and forced marriageThis Practice Note provides information about, and access to, domestic abuse, forced marriage and...
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18th Aug
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Standard orders—child abductionThis Practice Note provides information about, and access to, child abduction standard orders issued by the President...
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18th Aug
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Standard orders—disclosureThis Practice Note provides information about, and access to, disclosure standard orders, including a disclosure order for a...
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Standard orders—transparency ordersThis Practice Note provides information about, and access to, transparency standard orders issued by the Courts and...
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18th Aug
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Standard orders—enforcementThis Practice Note provides information about, and access to, enforcement standard orders issued by the President of the...
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18th Aug
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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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18th Aug
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Precedents
Standard order 10.2—occupation orderIn the Family CourtNo: [Case Number]sitting at [Court name]The Family Law Act 1996The [Marriage OR Civil...
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Standard orders—committalThis Practice Note provides information about, and access to, committal standard orders issued by the President of the Family...
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15th Aug
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Standard orders—public childrenThis Practice Note provides information about, and access to, public children standard orders issued by the President...
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15th Aug
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Standard orders—parental ordersThis Practice Note provides information about, and access to, parental order standard orders issued by the President of...
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15th Aug
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Standard order—draft consent order under the accelerated first appointment procedure at the Central Family Court [Archived]In the Central Family...
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