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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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20th Oct
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Procedure for an application for a non-molestation order—Covid-19In the exceptional circumstances of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic guidance has...
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16th Oct
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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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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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The court’s power to order periodical payments is contained in section 23(1)(a) of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973) and Schedule 5, Part 1,...
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26th Sep
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This Practice Note sets out the procedural steps to be taken where the parties have reached agreement by consent within financial remedy proceedings,...
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26th Sep
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Cohabitants do not have the same rights to make property claims as married couples or civil partners, and disputes between cohabitants regarding their...
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26th Sep
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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, inter alia, for practitioners considering...
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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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Bar on petition for divorce within one year of marriageA petition for divorce cannot be presented to the court before the expiration of one year from...
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26th Sep
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In addition to signposting on Key aspects of family law practice, the following common areas of family law are introduced in this Practice Note (in...
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26th Sep
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The Family Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2018, SI 2018/440, amended the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955, primarily introducing new...
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25th Sep
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Child arrangements orders Since 22 April 2014, when section 12 of the Children and Families Act 2014 (CFA 2014) came into effect, the...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note provides guidance on case law in relation to claims under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (TOLATA 1996),...
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25th Sep
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By virtue of section 24A of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973) (and the Civil Partnership Act 2004 equivalent), the court can make an order...
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Please note the information in this Practice Note relates to the current law in England. The law in Wales in this area is covered by the Social...
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25th Sep
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Please note the information in this Practice Note relates to the current law in England. The law in Wales in this area is covered by the Social...
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25th Sep
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Please note the information in this Practice Note relates to the current law in England. The law in Wales in this area is covered by the Social...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note details the threshold criteria as set out in section 31(2) of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989) and the public children law...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note provides information about, and access to, public children standard orders issued by the President of the Family Division, and...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note aims to provide guidance on the often controversial issue of local authority designation for the purposes of section 31 of the...
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25th Sep
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Public funding in care proceedings is provided for parties by the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) who are an executive agency of the Ministry of Justice...
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25th Sep
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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 considering which courts...
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25th Sep
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Restriction on further applicationsSection 91(14) of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989) provides that when a court disposes of any application for an...
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25th Sep
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Please note the information in this Practice Note relates to the current law in England. The law in Wales in this area is covered by the Social...
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25th Sep
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What is the purpose of a staying put arrangement? The 'staying put’ arrangements contained in section 23CZA of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989)...
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25th Sep
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Circumstances in which a special guardianship order may be madeThe court may make a special guardianship order (SGO):•as the result of a free-standing...
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25th Sep
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Support for special guardiansUnder the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989), local authorities have an obligation to make arrangements for the provision of...
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25th Sep
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Duration of special guardianship ordersA special guardianship order (SGO) will continue until the child attains the age of 18 unless it is discharged...
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25th Sep
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Please note the information in this Practice Note relates to the current law in England. The law in Wales in this area is covered by the Social...
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25th Sep
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Please note the information in this Practice Note relates to the current law in England. The law in Wales in this area is covered by the Social...
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25th Sep
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The wider contextThe concept of harm that is significant is relevant both to care proceedings and more widely to local authority support for children...
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25th Sep
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Special guardianship ordersA special guardianship order (SGO) gives non-parents a more permanent legal status than they would have if they were named...
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25th Sep
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Please note the information in this Practice Note relates to the current law in England. The law in Wales in this area is covered by the Social...
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25th Sep
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Chapter 1 of the Children and Social Work Act 2017 (CASWA 2017) introduces an obligation on local authorities to consider additional general needs,...
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26th Sep

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