Procedure and case management

Procedure and case management guidance:

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all proceedings in the Family Court in England and Wales...

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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 England and Wales...

Practice Note

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 Services and Well-being...

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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 for the appointment...

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General principles In children proceedings the general rule that costs will follow the event does not apply. Express statutory provision is made in the Family Procedure...

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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 Children Act 1989 (ChA...

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This Practice Note deals with evidence in public children proceedings including admissibility, credibility, competence and compellability. It also details the provisions...

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This Practice Note deals with expert evidence in public law children proceedings, including in care and adoption proceedings. It details the relevant statutory provisions...

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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 have jurisdiction to...

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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 proceedings, including...

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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 England and Wales...

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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 issues, including one...

Practice Note

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all proceedings in the Family Court in England and Wales...

Practice Note

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 (MOJ). Public funding...

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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 England and Wales...

Practice Note

Under section 37 of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989), the court has the power to order an investigation by a local authority into the welfare of a child if it appears...

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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 related LexisNexis®...

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Care orders—general A 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 one with whom the...

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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 England and Wales...

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