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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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 aims to provide guidance on the often controversial issue of local authority designation for the purposes of section 31 of the...
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Produced in partnership with Ruth Cabeza of Field Court Chambers 16th Jan
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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...
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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 Claire Cousin 16th Jan
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Without prejudice communicationsWithout prejudice immunity is based on the public policy that parties should be encouraged to settle litigation, or...
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Produced in partnership with Kirstie Danton of St Ives Chambers 8th Jan
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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...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th 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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24th Dec
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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...
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16th Dec
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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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15th Dec
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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...
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28th Nov
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Section 50 of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989) makes provision for the recovery of abducted children, where it appears to the court that there is...
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28th Nov
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Legislative provisionsThe legislative provisions regarding expert evidence are set out in the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955, Pt...
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28th Nov
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Whereas the making of a special guardianship order will automatically discharge a care order by virtue of section 91(5A) of the Children Act 1989 (ChA...
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28th Nov

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