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The meaning and scope of parental responsibilityDefinitionParental responsibility is concerned with the care and upbringing of a child until they grow...
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19th May
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Capitalised maintenance—Duxbury calculationsThe basis of Duxbury calculationsA Duxbury calculation is an actuarial calculation designed to identify...
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19th May
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The Pensions Ombudsman—key decisions and cases up to 2017 [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. It looks at...
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Produced in partnership with David Gallagher of Fieldfisher 19th May
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Filing the divorce petition and supporting documentsThis Practice Note explains what documents must be filed with the petition when commencing...
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19th May
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Sears Tooth agreementsThe Family Procedure Rules 2010, SI 2010/2955, 1.1 sets out the overriding objective, including that dealing with a case justly...
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19th May
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Declarations of parentage—procedureThe procedure for an application for a declaration of parentage is governed by the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR...
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19th May
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Client care—family lawClient care is about providing a proper standard of service to clients. This Practice Note sets out the Solicitors Regulation...
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19th May
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Pensions and judicial separationOn proceedings for judicial separation the court has the power to redistribute the benefits derived from pension...
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Produced in partnership with Rebecca Dziobon of Penningtons Manches Cooper 19th May
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Defended divorce proceedingsCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all...
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19th May
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The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regime 2019 for family lawyersFrom 25 November 2019, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) Standards and...
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19th May
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Freezing orders (Mareva)—family proceedingsA freezing order (formerly termed a Mareva injunction or order) is an interim injunction restraining a...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 19th May
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General principles—lump sum ordersThis Practice Note sets out the general principles to be applied by the court when considering whether to make a...
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19th May
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Standard orders—general principles11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following...
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19th May
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In the Family CourtSitting at [court name]No: [case number][The Matrimonial Causes Act 1973ORThe Civil Partnership Act 2004ORThe Child Support Act...
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19th May
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Divorce centres [Archived]ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note provides information following the creation of divorce centres and the centralised...
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19th May

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Introductory guide to UK tax for non-resident individualsThis Practice Note briefly summarises the main UK taxes which may apply to non-UK resident...
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5th Jun
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Introductory guide to residence and domicile for UK tax purposesThe concepts of residence and domicile are used to establish the extent of an...
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5th Jun
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SDLT—marriages, civil partnerships and divorceStamp duty land tax (SDLT) is charged on chargeable land transactions (the acquisition of a chargeable...
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5th Jun
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Introduction to tax for family lawyersThis Practice Note summarises the main provisions for the taxation of income, capital gains, gifts and estates...
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Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 5th Jun

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