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Proceedings for a matrimonial order (judicial separation proceedings) are commenced by an application for a matrimonial order (a petition). The form that is prescribed in Family Procedure Rules 2010, PD 5A (FPR 2010) is Form D8.
See Practice Note: Commencing judicial separation proceedings and drafting the petition.
Proceedings for judicial separation must be commenced in the Family Court. HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) had established a network of 11 centralised divorce centres within England and Wales to handle the issue of petitions for divorce, judicial separation and dissolution of civil partnerships. However in January 2020, HMCTS confirmed that as a consequence of the move to issuing divorce proceedings online it had closed divorce centres in Stoke, Wrexham and Port Talbot, and would begin closing centres in Bradford and Nottingham with a view to having them closed within a few weeks, starting with new applications. Centres in Newport, Liverpool, Southampton and Bury St Edmunds will remain open. Communications from HMCTS have made no reference to the centres at Durham and Doncaster. The divorce centres are to be phased out and replaced by an online system based at the new national Courts and Tribunals Service Centre (CTSC) at Stoke on Trent.
HMCTS has said that the four remaining regional divorce units at Newport, Liverpool, Southampton and Bury St Edmunds will remain, as they reduce
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This Practice Note discusses the common law doctrine of privity of contract; the equitable and statutory exceptions to it; how the doctrine affects enforcing a contract against a third party and what happens when, notwithstanding the lack of privity, a contract has an indirect effect on a third
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