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Occupation ordersCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all proceedings in the...
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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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Declarations of parentage—procedureThe procedure for an application for a declaration of parentage is governed by the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR...
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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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Pensions and judicial separationOn proceedings for judicial separation the court has the power to redistribute the benefits derived from pension...
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Mesher and Martin ordersThe court may consider it appropriate for one party to remain in a property, with the other party retaining an interest in...
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Defended divorce proceedingsCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all...
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Dear [insert organisation][insert case name] [insert case reference number]We enclose our client’s application for decree nisi to be made absolute.The...
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19th May
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The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regime 2019 for family lawyersFrom 25 November 2019, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) Standards and...
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19th May
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Void and voidable marriagesThe Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973) sets out the grounds on which a marriage is void or voidable and the bars...
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Where an application has been made to extend the term of a non-molestation order, and a hearing listed, can the extension be agreed by consent? If so,...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 19th May
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Freezing orders (Mareva)—family proceedingsA freezing order (formerly termed a Mareva injunction or order) is an interim injunction restraining a...
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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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General principles—lump sum ordersThis Practice Note sets out the general principles to be applied by the court when considering whether to make a...
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19th May
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Standard orders—general principles11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following...
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Adoption—placement ordersPrinciplesWith the abolition of the power to apply for freeing orders, the Adoption and Children Act 2002 (ACA 2002)...
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17th Sep
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Adoption ordersThis Practice Note details who can be adopted and who can adopt, together with the conditions to be satisfied, adoption reports and...
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14th Sep
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Which form should be used to apply for leave to oppose an adoption order?An adoption order is an order made under the Adoption and Children Act 2002...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 18th Aug
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Contact orders in adoptionThis Practice Note sets out the general principles to be applied in relation to contact orders, both pre- and post-adoption....
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18th Aug
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General principles—adoptionThe general principles about adoption are contained in section 1 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002 (ACA 2002). They...
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18th Aug
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Public children—client guideThis document provides general guidance regarding public law applications relating to children. Your family lawyer will be...
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15th Aug
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Can an adoption order made in favour of a married couple be revoked regarding one adoptive parent only?An adoption order is an order which has the...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 31st Jul
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Can an adult apply to revoke an adoption order that was made during their minority?The adoption of a child severs all the child’s legal ties with...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 31st Jul

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