Undefended suits—nullity
Undefended suits—nullity

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

  • Undefended suits—nullity
  • What is an undefended case?
  • The procedure for undefended nullity cases
  • Preliminary issues

What is an undefended case?

An undefended case is one in which:

  1. an acknowledgement of service has been filed indicating that it is not intended to file an answer, or

  2. an acknowledgement of service has been filed indicating an intention to defend but no answer has been filed, or any answer filed has been dismissed or withdrawn

The procedure for undefended nullity cases

Prior to the commencement of the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955 the majority of