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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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The meaning and scope of parental responsibilityDefinitionParental responsibility is concerned with the care and upbringing of a child until they grow...
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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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The Pensions Ombudsman—key decisions and cases up to 2017 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. It looks at...
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Produced in partnership with David Gallagher of Fieldfisher 19th May
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Can a Sears Tooth agreement be entered into in relation to proceedings under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (TOLATA...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 19th May
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Permission to apply for a section 8 orderCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division,...
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19th May
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Sears Tooth agreementsThe Family Procedure Rules 2010, SI 2010/2955, 1.1 sets out the overriding objective, including that dealing with a case justly...
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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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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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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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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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Divorce centres [Archived]ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note provides information following the creation of divorce centres and the centralised...
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19th May
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To: Newcastle Pension Centre, Futures GroupThe Pension Service 9Mail Handling Site AWolverhamptonWV98 1LUUKDate: [insert date]Dear Pension ServiceOur...
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19th May
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Drafting the terms of a financial consent orderThis Practice Note sets out the basic principles to be applied when drafting a financial consent order...
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19th May

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Issuing private children proceedings in the Family CourtCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family...
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9th Jun
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Procedure—application to appoint or remove a guardianCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family...
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5th Jun
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Revocation and disclaimer of appointment of guardiansRevocation by parent, guardian or special guardianThe appointment of a guardian by a parent,...
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5th Jun
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GuardianshipGuardianshipA guardian is someone who has been formally appointed to take the place of the child's deceased parent.A guardian may only be...
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5th Jun
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Termination of guardianshipCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all...
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5th Jun
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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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