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Family monthly highlights—October 2020

Published on: 30 October 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Family monthly highlights—October 2020
  • In this issue:
  • Practice and procedure
  • Recusal of counsel in private law proceedings (Ahmed v Iqbal)
  • Expiry dates of FPR 2010 pilot Practice Directions extended
  • President of the Family Division commends the 'can do' approach of family lawyers and sets out future plans
  • Lord Chancellor invites professionals to work together for ‘smarter’ system
  • Family Procedure Rule Committee consults on requirement to announce certain orders in open court​
  • HMCTS publishes workload and timeliness data for August 2020
  • HMCTS issues progress update on use of data and academic engagement
  • More...

Article summary

This month’s edition of Family highlights includes consideration of the recusal of counsel in private law proceedings, maintenance for an adult child and the interaction between child abduction and domestic immigration law. Details of speeches by the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice and the President of the Family Division are set out, together with a consultation on the suspension of the requirement to announce certain orders in open court. In addition to links to analysis of other key decisions, recently updated and new content is also detailed, including a new Practice Note on the 2007 Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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