Procedure and case management

Procedure and case management guidance:

Changes were made in relation to appeals as a result of the introduction of the single Family Court with effect from 22 April 2014, see Practice Note: Appeals—general...

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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, inter alia, when considering which courts...

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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 Services and Well-being...

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This Practice Note details the circumstances in which a child may be a party to public law children proceedings, the procedure for the appointment of a children's...

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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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Learning disabled parents make up a significant proportion of parents involved in care proceedings, and since the number of care cases issued has increased dramatically...

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Background Every party to care proceedings is entitled to a fair hearing, and the parents and child are entitled to the protection of their art 6 rights (right to a fair...

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The Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010) set out the universal practice for hearings in the Family Court and the Family Division of the High Court in FPR 2010, PD 27A....

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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...

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On 22 April 2014, the Public Law Outline (PLO) 2014 for care, supervision and other proceedings under Part IV of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989) came into effect as...

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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 (MOJ). Public funding...

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A fact-finding hearing is the first of two parts of a ‘split hearing’, which may be in public or private law proceedings, at which first stage the court makes findings of...

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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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This Practice Note is impacted by the exit of the UK from the EU on 31 January 2020. and sets out the current position on vulnerable persons in family proceedings. For...

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