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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Produced in partnership with Andrew Norton QC and Luke Eaton of 1 Garden Court 16th Jan
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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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Produced in partnership with Claire Cousin of Dodds Solicitors LLP 16th Jan
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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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Produced in partnership with Ruth Cabeza of Field Court Chambers 16th Jan
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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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Produced in partnership with Claire Cousin 16th Jan
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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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Produced in partnership with Mai-Ling Savage, Matthew Fletcher and Nasstassia Hylton of 1 Garden Court 8th Jan
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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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Produced in partnership with Tom Higgin of Suffolk County Council 8th Jan
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Unfortunately we do not have guidance which addresses your precise query. However, we hope the following is useful to your research.Parents may wish...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan
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A helpful definition of child exploitation was set out by Cobb J in Rotherham MBC v M (at para [9]): '...when a young person (or a third person or...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Haynes of St Ives Chambers 8th Jan
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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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Produced in partnership with Matthew Fletcher and Nasstassia Hylton of 1 Garden Court 8th Jan
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A child protection conference is a meeting convened by the local authority to make decisions about a child’s safety, health and development. Attendees...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan
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What is the effect of a care order?The Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989) created a single statutory route for taking children into care through a care...
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7th Dec
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SEN frameworkUnder the Children and Families Act 2014 (CFA 2014) a local authority has a duty to carry out an Education, Health and Care (EHC) needs...
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