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This Practice Note considers when a solicitor will be on the court record as acting for a party and the consequences of being on the court record. It also addresses the...

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This document provides general guidance regarding changing a child’s name. Your family lawyer will be able to provide specific advice based on your circumstances. Who can...

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This document provides general guidance regarding applications for child arrangements orders. Your family lawyer will be able to provide specific advice based on your...

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This document provides general guidance regarding procedure for dissolving a civil partnership. Your family lawyer will be able to provide specific advice based on your...

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Client care is about providing a proper standard of service to clients. The regulatory obligations that should be complied with are set out in Chapter 1 of the Solicitors...

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Client care is about providing a proper standard of service to clients. This Practice Note sets out the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) 2019 regulatory regime in...

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This document provides general guidance regarding the property rights of cohabitants and claims under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996. Your family...

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This document provides general guidance regarding cohabitation agreements. It explains what a cohabitation agreement is, why you might want to make one, and the sorts of...

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Features The collaborative process involves the instruction by each party of a collaborative lawyer and the entering into of a collaborative participation agreement....

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The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) handbook sets out ten mandatory Principles which define the fundamental ethical and professional standards expected of all...

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Conflicts of interest can cause difficult and serious problems for solicitors and law firms, both from a compliance point of view and in client relationships. If a...

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The General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR), Regulation (EU) 2016/679 was published in the Official Journal of the EU on 4 May 2016. Its provisions became...

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Brexit: On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be an EU Member State and entered an implementation period, during which it continues to be subject to EU law. During this...

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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 is not maintained....

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This document provides general guidance regarding divorce procedure. Your family lawyer will be able to provide specific advice based on your circumstances. How do I...

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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 considering which courts have jurisdiction to...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by procedural changes in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak....

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The availability of legal aid (formerly public funding) in relation to family proceedings was significantly reduced with effect from 1 April 2013, following the coming...

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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 children issues since...

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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 of Family Law...

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This document provides general guidance regarding an application to court to resolve your financial arrangements on divorce or dissolution. Your family lawyer will be...

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This document provides general guidance regarding financial provision for children. Your family lawyer will be able to provide specific advice based on your...

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This document provides general guidance regarding financial disclosure. Your family lawyer will be able to provide specific advice based on your circumstances. What is...

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Sections 49–54 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPOA 2012) introduced changes to the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973) and the...

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Brexit: As of exit day (31 January 2020), the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but it has entered an implementation period during which it continues to be treated by...

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Brexit: As of exit day (31 January 2020), the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but it has entered an implementation period during which it continues to be treated by...

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