- Amendments to the Family Procedure Rules 2010 regarding vulnerable parties
- Original news
- What is the background to the changes?
- What are the key provisions?
- What are the key definitions?
- A child
- An intermediary
- Participation direction
- A live link
- Quality of evidence
- What factors must the court take into account?
- What directions may be made by the court?
- What are the changes as to the giving of evidence?
- Ground rules hearing
- Previous evidence and interviews
- Further measures
- What are the procedural requirements?
- What issues may arise as to the implementation of the new rules?
Family analysis: With effect from 27 November 2017 the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010) will be amended to insert a new Pt 3A, accompanied by a new Practice Direction 3AA, making provision as to the participation of vulnerable persons (including children) in family proceedings, and the giving of evidence by vulnerable persons. What are the implications of the changes, and how will they work in practice?
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