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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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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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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
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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 12th Jan
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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
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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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9th Nov
Precedents
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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This Practice Note provides information about, and access to, parental order standard orders issued by the President of the Family Division, Sir James...
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6th Apr
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Surrogacy occurs where a woman carries a child with the intention that that child will be given to other parents. Surrogacy can either be total (where...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 13th Feb
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A parental order is an order made under section 54 or 54A of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 (HFEA 2008) and which has the effect of...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 13th Feb
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A parental order is an order providing for a child to be treated in law as the child of the applicant(s) if the child has been carried by a woman who...
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17th Jan
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A parental order provides for a child to be treated in law as the child of the applicant(s) if:•the child has been carried by a woman who is not the...
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17th Jan
Precedents
In the Family Court sitting at [court name]No: [case number]Sitting at [insert place]The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 section 54The...
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4th Jan
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In the Family Court sitting at [court name]No: [case number]The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 section 54The Family Procedure Rules 2010...
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4th Jan
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A surrogacy arrangement is the practice whereby a woman carries a child for another person with the intention that the child should be handed over at...
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28th Nov

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