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Family monthly highlights—January 2020

Published on: 31 January 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Family monthly highlights—January 2020
  • In this issue:
  • Practice and procedure
  • The green light for joint drafting (JK v MK)
  • HMCTS video hearings—guidance for legal professionals
  • Report published on evidence led prosecution in cases of domestic abuse
  • Extended opening hours to be trialled in Courts and Tribunals Service Centres
  • Applications open for court fee refund scheme
  • Relationship breakdown
  • Legal professionals now able to use online divorce service
  • More...

Article summary

This month’s edition of Family highlights includes details of HM Courts and Tribunals Service’s guidance on video hearings, the extension of online applications for divorce to legal professionals, the reintroduction of the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill to Parliament and the implications of the UK’s exit from the EU. Special contributions in financial remedy hearings are considered, together with a reminder that assets in excess of needs are generally required before other factors come into play. In addition to links to analysis of other key decisions, recently updated and new content is also detailed, including a new Practice Note on private financial dispute resolution appointments and early neutral evaluation and a new Precedent client guide on the steps to take after reaching a financial agreement. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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