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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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The basis of Duxbury calculationsA Duxbury calculation is an actuarial calculation designed to identify the capital sum required to meet a periodical...
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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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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 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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29th Nov
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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...
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29th 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 29th Nov
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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. It considers the purpose and mechanics of mediation assessment intake meetings...
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28th 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 28th 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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28th 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 28th Nov
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This Practice Note sets out the features of mediation, the cases in which it will be most appropriate and the advantages of the mediation process.What...
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Produced in partnership with Suzanne Kingston of Mills & Reeve 28th Nov
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The financial dispute resolution appointment (FDR) process, as provided for in Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955, 9.17 and FPR...
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Produced in partnership with Rhys Taylor MCIArb of The 36 Group and 30 Park Place 28th 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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28th Nov
Precedents
This document provides general guidance regarding alternatives to court in family law matters including the requirement to attend a mediation...
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28th Nov
Precedents
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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28th 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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26th Nov
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FeaturesThe collaborative process involves the instruction by each party of a collaborative lawyer and the entering into of a collaborative...
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