Standard orders—arbitration

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

  • Standard orders—arbitration
  • Finalised financial arbitration standard orders
  • Finalised children arbitration standard orders

Standard orders—arbitration

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 batches of orders, on 30 November 2017 and 6 June 2018 (plus addendum). The issue of the orders followed a series of consultations. See News Analyses: Financial and enforcement standard orders to be placed on a more ‘formal footing’ and President issues guidance and the final batch of standard family orders.

On 26 July 2018, the President issued guidance as to children arbitration in the Family Court and issued an additional three standard orders for use in conjunction with

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