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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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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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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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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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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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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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This document provides general guidance regarding an application for leave to remove children permanently from the jurisdiction. Your family lawyer will be able to...

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Dear [insert organisation or individual’s name] Our client: [insert name] [Property OR Land]: [insert address] Land Registry number: [insert Land Registry number] We are...

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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 family proceedings...

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This document provides general guidance regarding alternatives to court in family law matters including the requirement to attend a mediation information and assessment...

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The pre-application requirement for attendance at a mediation information and assessment meeting (MIAM) is set out in the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI...

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This document provides general guidance regarding injunctions to protect from domestic abuse available in the family courts. Your family lawyer will be able to provide...

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Case number [insert number] [In the principal registry OR In the [insert court location] FAMILY court] Sitting at [insert place] Notice of acting Between [insert...

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Notices and restrictions may be used to afford some limited protection of an asset comprising land or property, which comprises registered land, in respect of which an...

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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 based on your...

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This document provides general guidance regarding post-nuptial agreements. Your family lawyer will be able to provide specific advice based on your circumstances. What is...

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This document provides general guidance regarding pre-nuptial agreements. Your family lawyer will be able to provide specific advice based on your circumstances. What is...

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