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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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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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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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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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Online divorceOn 6 May 2018 the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) launched its online divorce service nationwide for the public acting as litigants in person....
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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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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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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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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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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
Practice notes
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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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
Practice notes
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 12th Jan
Practice notes
This Practice Note explains the no order principle contained in section 1(5) of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989). It explains when the principle...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
The paramountcy principleWhen any court determines any question with respect to:•the upbringing of the child, or•the administration of the child's...
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9th Nov
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Case number [insert number][In the principal registryORIn the [insert court location] FAMILY court]Sitting at [insert place]Notice of...
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9th 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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Produced in partnership with Suzanne Kingston of Mills & Reeve 8th Jan
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When spouses own a property as joint tenants rather than as tenants in common, they have equal rights in respect of the whole property. In practical...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan
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31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU (referred to in...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter, deputy High Court judge and Recorder 8th Jan
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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...
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24th Dec
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This document provides general guidance regarding an application to court to resolve your financial arrangements on divorce or dissolution. Your...
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24th Dec
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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...
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24th Dec
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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...
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22nd Dec
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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 Dec
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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...
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22nd Dec
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[Case number]In the Family CourtSitting at [place][In the matter of [state the statute(s), European Regulation(s) or Protocol under which application...
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17th Dec
Practice notes
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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14th Dec
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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...
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29th Nov
Q&As
Section 30 of the Family Law Act 1996 (FLA 1996) provides that where one spouse or civil partner is entitled to occupy a dwelling house by virtue of...
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28th Nov
Precedents
This document provides general guidance regarding the property rights of cohabitants and claims under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees...
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28th Nov
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This document provides general guidance regarding public law applications relating to children. Your family lawyer will be able to provide specific...
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28th Nov
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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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28th Nov
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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

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