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Most child maintenance will be dealt with by the child maintenance service (CMS), see Practice Notes: Statutory child support scheme and Child support—general considerations. However, by virtue of section 15 and Schedule 1 to the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989), the courts retain jurisdiction to make a periodical payments order for a child in certain defined circumstances. Section 8 of the Child Support Act 1991 (CSA 1991) sets out the circumstances in which an application may be made to the court under ChA 1989, Sch 1, including:
the geographical location of one of the non-resident parents
an application for educational expe
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ContractWhere a contract is made by two or more parties it may contain a promise or obligation made by two or more of those parties. Any such promise may be:•joint•several, or•joint and severalWhether an undertaking is joint, several, or joint and several in contract is a question of construction
You may apply simplified customer due diligence (SDD) measures in relation to particular business relationships or transactions which you determine present a low risk of money laundering or terrorist financing, having taken into account:•your organisation-wide risk assessment—see Practice Note:
Commercial Property Standard Enquiries (CPSEs) are industry standard pre-contract enquiries used in commercial property transactions. CPSEs are endorsed by the British Property Federation and are free to use. The CPSEs include specific environmental enquiries at enquiry 15 and there are several
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