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Family monthly highlights—May 2018

Family monthly highlights—May 2018
Published on: 30 May 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Family monthly highlights—May 2018
  • In this issue:
  • Practice and procedure
  • Changes to financial remedy procedure and forms
  • Amendments to standard orders
  • New fully digital divorce application launched
  • Reform programme to make family court ‘simpler and more efficient’
  • How the Family Bar will adapt to a digital world
  • Government launches request for more data on civil partnerships
  • Future of law to be ‘revolutionised’ by fintech and other advances
  • More...

Article summary

This month’s edition of Family highlights includes details of guidance issued by the President of the Family Division on capacity to litigate in proceedings involving children, as well as changes to the financial remedy procedure and forms and the introduction of the ‘fast-track’ and ‘standard’ procedures in relation to applications for a financial remedy. Expert evidence and re-hearing of findings of fact are considered, together with the requirements for looked after children and care leavers, and care proceedings where there are serious allegations of non-accidental injury, as well as cohabitants’ rights under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. In addition to links to analysis of other key decisions, recently updated and new content in Lexis®PSL Family is also detailed. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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