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Pension attachment ordersThe power to make pension attachment orders (previously referred to as earmarking orders) arises from the insertion of...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Dziobon of Penningtons Manches Cooper 19th May
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The grounds on which a marriage is voidableA decree of nullity granted after 31 July 1971 in respect of a voidable marriage operates to annul the...
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19th May
Practice notes
Statements of truth in family proceedingsDocuments that must be verified by a statement of truth in family proceedingsThe provisions regarding...
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19th May
Practice notes
Capitalised maintenance—Duxbury calculationsThe basis of Duxbury calculationsA Duxbury calculation is an actuarial calculation designed to identify...
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19th May
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Writ or warrant of possession of landA writ (High Court) or warrant (Family Court) of possession of land can be used to give effect to an order that...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter, deputy High Court judge and Recorder 19th May
Practice notes
The Pensions Ombudsman—key decisions and cases up to 2017 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. It looks at...
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Produced in partnership with David Gallagher of Fieldfisher 19th May
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Child Arrangements Programme—the procedure for section 8 applicationsCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of...
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19th May
Q&As
Can a Sears Tooth agreement be entered into in relation to proceedings under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (TOLATA...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 19th May
Practice notes
Permission to apply for a section 8 orderCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division,...
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19th May
Practice notes
Sears Tooth agreementsThe Family Procedure Rules 2010, SI 2010/2955, 1.1 sets out the overriding objective, including that dealing with a case justly...
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19th May
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Precedents
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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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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To: Newcastle Pension Centre, Futures GroupThe Pension Service 9Mail Handling Site AWolverhamptonWV98 1LUUKDate: [insert date]Dear Pension ServiceOur...
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19th May

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What is the procedure to be removed from the court record where a client refuses to provide a notice of change or acting?Where a solicitor has placed...
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31st Jul
Practice notes
Sears Tooth agreementsThe Family Procedure Rules 2010, SI 2010/2955, 1.1 sets out the overriding objective, including that dealing with a case justly...
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31st Jul
Practice notes
Private funding—family proceedingsA matter will be privately funded where:•the client has agreed to pay their costs from their own resources,...
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31st Jul
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Public funding in care proceedingsPublic funding in care proceedings is provided for parties by the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) who are an executive agency...
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Produced in partnership with Claire Cousin of Dodds Solicitors LLP 31st Jul
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Eligibility for family legal aidThe availability of legal aid (formerly public funding) in relation to family proceedings was significantly reduced...
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31st Jul
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Funding—legal services orders and costs allowancesSections 49–54 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPOA 2012)...
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31st Jul
Precedents
Witness statement by solicitor in support of application for order that firm ceases to act[Case number]In the Family CourtSitting at [place][In the...
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30th Jul
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Sears Tooth Agreement (Deed of Assignment to Secure Legal Costs)This Deed is made the [insert date and month] 20[insert year]Parties1[Insert client's...
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30th Jul

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