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Family monthly highlights—March 2021

Family monthly highlights—March 2021
Published on: 31 March 2021
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Family monthly highlights—March 2021
  • In this issue:
  • Practice and procedure
  • Sir Andrew McFarlane initiates next steps for return to courts amid coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
  • Mediation voucher scheme launched by MoJ
  • 2021 Bridget Lindley memorial lecture by Lady Hale​
  • Family Procedure Rule Committee meeting minutes
  • Spring Budget 2021
  • MoJ launches consultation on increasing court fees with inflation
  • HMCTS updates Queen's Bench Division and RCJ Fees Office telephone number
  • More...

Article summary

This month’s edition of Family highlights includes consideration of financial claims following an overseas divorce, whether a claim may be made for pension contributions in Schedule 1 to the Children Act 1989 cases, and stays of proceedings under the 1996 Hague Convention. The court’s approach to an application based on failure to provide reasonable maintenance where a decree of divorce is sought in another jurisdiction is also set out, together with a consideration of contingent liabilities despite a clean break settlement, taking into account the Thwaite jurisdiction, and details of the new mediation voucher scheme launched by the Ministry of Justice. In addition to links to analysis of other key decisions, recently updated and new content is also detailed, including a new Practice Note on declarations as to marital and civil partnership status. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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