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Family monthly highlights—September 2020

Published on: 30 September 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Family monthly highlights—September 2020
  • In this issue:
  • Practice and procedure
  • Changes to contempt of court in family proceedings
  • Application for disclosure (Newman v A local authority)
  • Family, Drug and Alcohol Court launched in the Black Country
  • Private International Law (Implementation of Agreements) Bill
  • HMCTS updates accessible documents policy website
  • Annual Judicial Office Business Plan 2020-21 published
  • HMCTS publishes management information used between July 2019 and 2020
  • More...

Article summary

This month’s edition of Family highlights includes consideration of remote hearings, child abduction and returning a child to a third state and determining beneficial ownership of company shares between cohabitants. Amendments to the Family Procedure Rules 2010, SI 2010/2955, Pt 37 are detailed, as to applications and proceedings for contempt of court in family proceedings. Guidance published for experts giving evidence remotely during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is set out, together with a further consultation on remote and hybrid hearings in the family court. In addition to links to analysis of other key decisions, recently updated content is also detailed. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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