The Financial Remedies Court
The Financial Remedies Court

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

  • The Financial Remedies Court
  • History
  • Cases defined as financial remedies
  • Procedure on application
  • Allocation
  • Allocation to a circuit judge or district judge
  • Allocation to a High Court judge
  • Freezing injunctions
  • Accelerated first appointment procedure
  • Best practice

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all proceedings in the Family Court in England and Wales during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and until further notice, which profoundly affects normal practice, including requirements for the majority of family hearings to be dealt with remotely. For details about the changes to court processes and procedures during this time, see Practice Note: Coronavirus (COVID–19)—news and resources for family lawyers, in particular the section on Financial Remedies Court guidance. In addition, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) toolkit provides easy access to news, practical guidance and Q&As from across a number of Practice Areas (subject to subscription). This Practice Note sets out the procedure prior to the pandemic and during this period of disruption to the justice system, practitioners should be aware that local practice may vary.

This Practice Note sets out the purpose and structure of the Financial Remedies Court, which is a subsidiary structure within the Family Court. It addresses the types of cases that may be dealt with in the Financial Remedies Court, the procedure on an application, the allocation of complex and non-complex cases (including as to the appropriate level of judiciary) and when the accelerated first appointment procedure will be appropriate. It also addresses matters of good practice in the Financial Remedies Court, as provided for by the Good

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