The following Family practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
This Practice Note provides information about, and access to, arbitration standard orders issued by the President of the Family Division on 30 November 2017, by an addendum of 22 January 2018, and on 26 July 2018 and subsequent amendments on 16 November 2020 as to the substitution of Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955, Pt 37 and FPR 2010, PD 37A and related LexisNexis® Family content. For details of the background and history of the standard orders project, see Practice Note: Standard orders—general principles. For practical guidance on arbitration generally, see Practice Notes: Family arbitration—introduction and Family arbitration—the role of the courts.
The President issued guidance as to the use and status of financial arbitration standard orders within family proceedings, together with two separate batc
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The guidance detailing normal practice set out in this Practice Note may be affected by measures concerning process and procedure in the civil courts that have been introduced as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For guidance, see Practice Note: Coronavirus
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