Evidential issues for the final hearing of an application for a financial remedy
Evidential issues for the final hearing of an application for a financial remedy

The following Family practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Evidential issues for the final hearing of an application for a financial remedy
  • Powers of the court
  • Disclosure
  • Notice to admit facts
  • Notice to admit or prove documents
  • Witness and party evidence
  • Expert evidence
  • Representation
  • The hearing

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.

In relation to preparation for a final hearing generally see Practice Note: Preparation for the final hearing of an application for a financial remedy.

For practical guidance on cases allocated to a High Court judge, including the Statement on the Efficient Conduct of Financial Remedy Hearings (1 February 2016) (as amended) (the statement), see Practice Note: Financial remedy proceedings allocated to a High Court judge.

Key requirements as to evidence in family proceedings are contained in Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955, Pt 22 and FPR 2010, PD 22A. The procedural requirements for an application for

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