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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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This Practice Note explains the no order principle contained in section 1(5) of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989). It explains when the principle...
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9th Nov
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The power to make pension attachment orders (previously referred to as earmarking orders) arises from the insertion of sections 25B–25D of the...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Dziobon of Penningtons Manches Cooper 12th Jan
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The paramountcy principleWhen any court determines any question with respect to:•the upbringing of the child, or•the administration of the child's...
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9th Nov
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Applicants for a special guardianship orderCircumstances in which a special guardianship order may be madeThe court may make a special guardianship...
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15th May
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Issuing private children proceedings in the Family CourtCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family...
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15th May
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Support for special guardiansSupport for special guardiansUnder the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989), local authorities have an obligation to make...
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15th May
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The effects of special guardianship ordersSpecial guardianship ordersA special guardianship order (SGO) gives non-parents a more permanent legal...
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15th May
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Special guardianship ordersSpecial guardianship ordersA special guardianship order (SGO) is an order appointing one or more individuals to be a...
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15th May
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The court's powers when making a special guardianship orderExisting ordersMaking a special guardianship order (SGO) does not automatically discharge...
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15th May
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Procedure—special guardianship applicationsCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division,...
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15th May
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Duration, variation and discharge of special guardianship ordersDuration of special guardianship ordersA special guardianship order (SGO) will...
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15th May
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Under the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989), local authorities have an obligation to make arrangements for the provision of support for special guardians....
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9th Apr
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The section 14A(11) of the Children Act 1989 provides that 'The court may not make a special guardianship order unless it has received a report…[from...
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Produced in partnership with Tim Earl of Suffolk Legal 13th Feb
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The effect of a special guardianship order (SGO) is that, while the order remains in force, the special guardian appointed by the order has parental...
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13th Feb
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Section 14E of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989) provides that ChA 1989, s 11(7) (apart from paragraph (c))—the power to impose conditions to an...
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13th Feb
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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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A special guardianship order (SGO) is a private law order provided by section 14A(1) of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989) appointing one or more...
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28th Nov

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