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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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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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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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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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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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Case number [insert number][In the principal registryORIn the [insert court location] FAMILY court]Sitting at [insert place]Notice of...
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9th Nov

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Separation or divorce of a partner with limited leave under Part 8 or Appendix FM of the Immigration RulesIf a relationship breaks down as a result of...
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Produced in partnership with Jo Renshaw of Turpin Miller 16th May
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Bereaved partnersThe Immigration Rules relating to applications for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) made after the death of the sponsoring partner...
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Produced in partnership with Jo Renshaw of Turpin Miller 16th May
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The domestic abuse provisionsThe Immigration Rules relating to applications for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) following a breakdown of a...
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Produced in partnership with Jo Renshaw of Turpin Miller 16th May
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Entering into marriage and civil partnership in England and Wales as a non-EEA nationalIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end...
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Produced in partnership with Eric Fripp of The 36 Group 16th May
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Partners applying for entry clearance under Appendix FM: application procedure This Practice Note outlines the key procedural requirements for an...
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Produced in partnership with Jo Renshaw of Turpin Miller 16th May
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Partners applying for leave to remain: application procedureIP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit...
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Produced in partnership with Jo Renshaw of Turpin Miller 16th May
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Standard orders—immigrationThis Practice Note provides information about, and access to, immigration standard orders issued by the President of the...
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