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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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This Practice Note is impacted by the exit of the UK from the EU on 31 January 2020. This has implications for practitioners when considering an...
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9th Nov
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The distinction between an amended petition, a supplemental petition and a further petitionWhere it is necessary in some way to amend a petition...
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9th Nov
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In the Family Court sitting at [location][Case No]Between1[insert name] ApplicantAnd2[ insert name] RespondentStatement of issues for the First...
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9th Nov
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A decree of nullity granted after 31 July 1971 in respect of a voidable marriage operates to annul the marriage with effect from decree absolute and...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note sets out the general principles to be applied by the court when considering whether to make a lump sum order within financial...
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9th Nov
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The procedure for an application for a declaration of parentage is governed by the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955, Pt...
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9th Nov

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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...
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25th Nov
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Brexit: The Retained General Data Protection Regulation, Retained Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (UK GDPR) regime described in this Practice Note is the UK...
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25th Nov
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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...
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Produced in partnership with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP 25th Nov
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Brexit: The Retained General Data Protection Regulation, Retained Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (UK GDPR) regime described in this Practice Note is the UK...
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25th 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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24th Nov
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This Practice Note provides information about, and access to, arbitration standard orders issued by the President of the Family Division on 30...
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23rd Nov
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This document provides general guidance regarding parental responsibility for a child. Your family lawyer will be able to provide specific advice...
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23rd Nov
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This Practice Note details the process of mediation and issues to be considered by the parties' solicitors prior to, during and after the mediation...
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Produced in partnership with Suzanne Kingston of Mills & Reeve 23rd Nov
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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...
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Produced in partnership with Suzanne Kingston of Mills & Reeve 23rd Nov
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This Practice Note sets out commonly used terms and their meaning in the non-court dispute resolution processes of family mediation, collaborative law...
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Produced in partnership with Suzanne Kingston of Mills & Reeve 23rd Nov
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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...
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23rd Nov
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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...
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20th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by procedural changes in response to the coronavirus...
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18th Nov
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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...
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13th Nov
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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...
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10th Nov
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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...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter, deputy High Court judge and Recorder 9th Nov
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From 25 November 2019, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) Standards and Regulations 2019 are in force, replacing the SRA Handbook and Code of...
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2nd Nov
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Severance is the process by which a joint tenancy is converted into a tenancy in common. It is a matter of evidence whether severance has...
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23rd Oct
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Dear [client name]Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM)Court rules require that before making an application to issue certain kinds of...
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22nd Oct
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This document provides general guidance regarding applications for child arrangements orders. Your family lawyer will be able to provide specific...
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20th Oct

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