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Occupation ordersCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all proceedings in 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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Client care—family lawClient care is about providing a proper standard of service to clients. This Practice Note sets out the Solicitors Regulation...
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19th May
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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
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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
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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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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
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Void and voidable marriagesThe Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973) sets out the grounds on which a marriage is void or voidable and the bars...
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19th May
Q&As
Where an application has been made to extend the term of a non-molestation order, and a hearing listed, can the extension be agreed by consent? If so,...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden 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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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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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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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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Where the parties reach a child arrangements order by consent which stipulates that the father is to have no contact with the child, is this likely to...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Sep
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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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6th Sep
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Court's case management powers—FPR 2010Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding...
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27th Aug
Q&As
Is there any guidance on what to expect from a global family assessment in parental alienation cases?Although the phrase parental alienation is now...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 18th Aug
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Where a party has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act 1983, but still has capacity, can they be served with court orders made under the Family...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 18th Aug
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Can the court make a legal services order, or an interim order for costs, on an application under Schedule 1 to the Children Act 1989?Can the court...
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18th Aug
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Does an application to vary a child arrangements order have to be heard by the judge who made the original order?The procedure for the variation or...
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18th Aug
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The parties to children proceedings have been ordered to provide a position statement in response to a CAFCASS report. Should the content of the...
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Produced in partnership with Maria Scotland of 5 St Andrews Hill 18th Aug
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What is the procedure for applying to vary a financial consent order, and can this be done by way of a further financial consent order lodged with the...
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18th Aug
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In a private law children case would the evidence of a private investigator as to the amount of time that the father is spending with a child be...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 18th Aug

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