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Family monthly highlights—April 2021

Family monthly highlights—April 2021
Published on: 30 April 2021
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Family monthly highlights—April 2021
  • In this issue:
  • Practice and procedure
  • Standard orders—amendments to the public law orders
  • Online divorce system extended to allow respondent’s solicitors to complete acknowledgment of service online
  • HMCTS launches updated online court and tribunal finder
  • HMCTS Strategic Engagement Group discusses court reforms and video hearings
  • Family Division Liaison Judge appointed for the Midland Circuit
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)—HMCTS issues updated guidance for those accessing RCJ
  • HMCTS updates E-Filing guidance to include Help with Fees number when paying
  • More...

Article summary

This month’s edition of Family highlights includes consideration of guidance from the Court of Appeal on domestic abuse hearings and fact-finding hearings, the test to discharge a special guardianship order and the powers available to local authorities to facilitate applications for settled status for looked after children in the absence of parental co-operation. The court’s approach to enforcement in non-EU Member States is also set out, together with Court of Appeal guidance on determining whether a European regulation forms part of UK domestic law, how to analyse the impact of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement and the European Union (Future Relationship) Act 2020, and details of amendments to the public law standard orders. In addition to links to analysis of other key decisions, recently updated and new content is also detailed. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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