Standard orders—general principles

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

  • Standard orders—general principles
  • The standard orders project
  • Financial Remedies Working Group (FRWG) reports
  • President’s Practice Guidance: Standard Financial and Enforcement Orders—30 November 2017
  • President’s Practice Guidance: Standard financial and enforcement orders (addendum)—22 January 2018
  • President’s Practice Guidance: Standard Family Orders—13 March 2018
  • President’s Practice Guidance: Standard Financial and Enforcement Orders—Update—15 May 2018
  • Practice Guidance: Standard children and other orders—6 June 2018
  • President’s Guidance: Addition to Compendium of Standard Family Orders—9 November 2018
  • Update to compendium of standard orders: Amended forced marriage orders and female genital mutilation order—10 December 2018
  • More...

Standard orders—general principles

11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements came to an end and significant changes took effect across the UK’s legal regime. For further guidance on the impact of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU (Brexit) and IP completion day, see Practice Notes: Brexit and family law and What does IP completion day mean for family law?.

This Practice Note provides information about and access to the standard orders produced by the drafting group appointed by the President of the Family Division and endorsed by the President in his Practice Guidance: Standard Financial and Enforcement Orders dated 30 November 2017 (with some orders subsequently amended and attached to the addendum dated 22 January 2018 and guidance dated 15 May 2018, a second batch of orders issued on 6 June 2018 and three additional deprivation of liberty of a child orders issued on 9 November 2018). It also includes details of the history of the standard orders project and contains links to the standard orders, see: The standard orders project, LexisNexis® Precedent standard orders, Other standard orders, and Practice Notes:

  1. Standard orders—financial

  2. Standard orders—private children

  3. Standard orders—public children

  4. Standard orders—domestic abuse and

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