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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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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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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 12th Jan
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The power to make pension attachment orders (previously referred to as earmarking orders) arises from the insertion of sections 25B–25D of the...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Dziobon of Penningtons Manches Cooper 12th Jan
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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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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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7th May
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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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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 6th May
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued regarding all proceedings in Scotland during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and until further...
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Produced in partnership with Karen Gibbons of Harper Macleod LLP 26th Apr
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A child arrangements order (CAO) made under section 8 of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989) may specify with whom a child will have contact and when...
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Produced in partnership with Tori Adams of 4 King’s Bench Walk 21st Apr
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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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1st Apr
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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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1st Apr
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Child arrangements and contact orders—domestic abuse and harmA substituted Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), FPR 2010, PD 12J (Child...
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30th Mar
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The Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955 disapply the costs provisions under CPR 44 which provide for the starting point on costs to...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 13th Feb
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The rules in respect of private law proceedings relating to children are largely contained in Part 12 of the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010),...
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13th Feb
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The documentation to be filed and served in relation to an application for a child arrangements order is strictly controlled to try and avoid matters...
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Produced in partnership with Maria Scotland of 5 St Andrews Hill 13th Feb
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An application to vary a child arrangements order is made pursuant to section 8 of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989). ChA 1989, s 1(1) will apply to...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 13th Feb
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Is permission required from the court in order to lodge evidence before the first hearing dispute resolution appointment (FHDRA) in the absence of...
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Produced in partnership with Adreeja Chatterjee of No5 13th Feb
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Under the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989) a section 8 order means any of the orders mentioned in ChA 1989, s 8 and any order varying or discharging such...
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