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When does the time limit for compliance with an order which specifies ‘within X days of the date of the order’ start to run, if the order was drawn and sealed on a later date?

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Published on LexisPSL on 08/10/2018

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  • When does the time limit for compliance with an order which specifies ‘within X days of the date of the order’ start to run, if the order was drawn and sealed on a later date?

When does the time limit for compliance with an order which specifies ‘within X days of the date of the order’ start to run, if the order was drawn and sealed on a later date?

A judgement or order takes effect from the time that it is ‘pronounced’ by the judge, see Holtby v Hodgson. Once the judge at a hearing indicates that they will make an order in a particular form (for example in the form sought by one party or agreed by both parties) the order has been 'pronounced'. Therefore, unless the judge has specified a later date for the order to come into effect, or the court exercises its jurisdiction to alter the order before it is sealed (see Re L and B (Children)) the order is given or made and therefore takes effect from the date of the hearing, regardless of whether it has been sealed or not. For further information,

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