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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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9th Nov
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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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In the Family Court sitting at [location][Case No]Between1[insert name] ApplicantAnd2[ insert name] RespondentStatement of issues for the First...
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9th Nov
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A decree of nullity granted after 31 July 1971 in respect of a voidable marriage operates to annul the marriage with effect from decree absolute and...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note sets out the general principles to be applied by the court when considering whether to make a lump sum order within financial...
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9th Nov
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The procedure for an application for a declaration of parentage is governed by the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955, Pt...
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9th Nov

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This Practice Note provides guidance on the circumstances in which children may be made parties to public law proceedings and deals with the procedure...
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17th Jan
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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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17th Jan
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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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17th Jan
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Practitioners dealing with care proceedings where there are concurrent or imminent criminal proceedings need to be prepared to deal with a number of...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 17th Jan
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This Practice Note sets out the requirements in relation to interim orders in public children proceedings including the criteria and nature of interim...
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17th Jan
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Special guardianship ordersA special guardianship order (SGO) is an order appointing one or more individuals to be a child's special guardian. It has...
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17th Jan
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This Practice Note details who can be adopted and who can adopt, together with the conditions to be satisfied, adoption reports and procedural issues....
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17th Jan
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The general principles about adoption are contained in section 1 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002 (ACA 2002). They variously apply to a court, an...
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17th Jan
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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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17th Jan
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This Practice Note deals with evidence in public children proceedings including admissibility, credibility, competence and compellability. It also...
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17th Jan
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Existing ordersMaking a special guardianship order (SGO) does not automatically discharge any existing orders made under section 8 of the Children Act...
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17th Jan
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This Practice Note sets out guidance and best practice in cases where a party is acting in person or via a McKenzie friend in public law children...
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17th Jan
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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17th Jan
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Care orders—generalA care order ends when the child reaches 18 or if brought to an end in another way. A child arrangements order naming a person as...
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17th Jan
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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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17th Jan
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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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17th Jan
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General principlesIn children proceedings the general rule that costs will follow the event does not apply. Express statutory provision is made in the...
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17th Jan
Practice notes
IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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17th Jan
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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17th Jan
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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17th Jan

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