The Family Court—judicial allocation
The Family Court—judicial allocation

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

  • The Family Court—judicial allocation
  • Factors considered on allocation
  • Emergency proceedings
  • Functions of the different levels of the Family Court judiciary
  • Justices' clerks
  • Lay justices
  • District judges
  • Circuit judges
  • High Court judges
  • Remedies that cannot be granted by certain levels of the judiciary
  • More...

The Family Court came into effect on 22 April 2014. As a consequence there were significant changes to what type of case may be allocated to the different levels of the judiciary in the Family Court and what remedies may be granted at the different judicial levels. For a general introduction to the allocation and transfer of proceedings see Practice Note: The Family Court—allocation and transfer of proceedings in particular as to:

  1. reconsideration of allocation

  2. transfer of proceedings, and

  3. transitional provisions

In January 2018, the then President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, issued his 18th View from the President’s Chambers and announced the launch of the Financial Remedies Court pilots, see News Analysis: President issues 18th View as to Financial Remedy Court pilots and standard orders. Specific considerations apply as to an application in the Financial Remedies Court as to allocation, including as to allocation to a High Court judge, see Practice Notes: The Financial Remedies Court and Financial remedy proceedings allocated to a High Court judge. On 5 February 2021, the national and deputy lead judges for the Financial Remedies Court, Mostyn J and HHJ Hess, issued guidance confirming that the Financial Remedies Courts are no longer pilot schemes but instead an established and permanent part of the Family Court. See News Analysis: New guidance on issue and allocation in the Financial Remedies Court.

Specific provisions

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