The following Family practice note Produced in partnership with David Salter, deputy High Court judge and Recorder provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all proceedings in the Family Court in England and Wales during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and until further notice, which profoundly affects normal practice, including requirements for the majority of family hearings to be dealt with remotely. For details about the changes to court processes and procedures during this time, see Practice Note: Coronavirus (COVID–19)—news and resources for family lawyers. In addition, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) toolkit provides easy access to news, practical guidance and Q&As from across a number of Practice Areas (subject to subscription). This Practice Note sets out the procedure prior to the pandemic and during this period of disruption to the justice system, practitioners should be aware that local practice may vary.
Appeals to the Court of Appeal are governed by Part 52 of the Civil Procedure Rules 1998, SI 1998/3132 (CPR) and CPR PD 52C. Changes to Pt 52 and PD 52C were introduced with effect from 3 October 2016 when a new Pt 52 was substituted by the Civil Procedure (Amendment No 3) Rules 2016, SI 2016/788.
With effect from 1 August 2015, revised hear‐by dates apply to all cases in the Court of Appeal filed after 31 July 2015. The hear-by date will vary depending on whether permission to appeal was granted in the
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