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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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What is the procedure to enforce a penal notice attached to an order as to the filing of a Form E?The first step is to ensure that the penal notice is...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 19th May
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Notice to show cause applications in family proceedingsIf one party considers that an agreement has been reached (usually in relation to financial...
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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
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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
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The ground for divorceBar on petition for divorce within one year of marriageA petition for divorce cannot be presented to the court before 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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19th May
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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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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
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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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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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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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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Undefended divorce proceedingsOnline divorceOn 6 May 2018 the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) launched its online divorce service nationwide for the public...
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19th May
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Application to vary, extend or discharge a non-molestation or occupation orderCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the...
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19th May

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Family arbitration—the role of the courtsThis Practice Note outlines the role of the courts in relation to family arbitration. In family cases,...
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27th Jul
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Standard orders—arbitrationThis Practice Note provides information about, and access to, arbitration standard orders issued by the President of the...
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14th Jul
Precedents
Non-court dispute resolution—client guideThis document provides general guidance regarding alternatives to court in family law matters including the...
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23rd Jun
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Non-court dispute resolution—mediation information and assessment meetings (MIAMs)Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the...
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5th Jun
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Collaborative lawFeaturesThe collaborative process involves the instruction by each party of a collaborative lawyer and the entering into of a...
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Produced in partnership with Suzanne Kingston of Mills & Reeve 5th Jun
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Developments in mediation [Archived]ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note relates to developments in mediation practice up to April 2014. It is...
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5th Jun
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Family arbitration—introductionThis Practice Note outlines the process of arbitration in family cases, which has been available for financial disputes...
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Produced in partnership with Suzanne Kingston of Mills & Reeve 5th Jun
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Private financial dispute resolution appointments and early neutral evaluationThis Practice Note provides guidance on private financial dispute...
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Produced in partnership with Rhys Taylor MCIArb of The 36 Group and 30 Park Place 5th Jun
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Non-court dispute resolution glossaryThis Practice Note sets out commonly used terms and their meaning in the non-court dispute resolution processes...
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Produced in partnership with Suzanne Kingston of Mills & Reeve 5th Jun
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Mediation assessment or intake meetings [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. It considers the purpose and...
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5th Jun
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Introduction to non-court dispute resolutionCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division,...
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5th Jun
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Mediation—introductionThis Practice Note sets out the features of mediation, the cases in which it will be most appropriate and the advantages of the...
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Produced in partnership with Suzanne Kingston of Mills & Reeve 5th Jun
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Mediation—processThis Practice Note details the process of mediation and issues to be considered by the parties' solicitors prior to, during and after...
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Produced in partnership with Suzanne Kingston of Mills & Reeve 5th Jun
Precedents
Letter to client (applicant) explaining MIAM requirementsDear [client name]Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM)Court rules require that...
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5th Jun

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