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Transparency in the family courtsCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding all...
20th Sep
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Setting aside financial orders including Barder events where no error of the court allegedBackgroundFor a considerable time there had been doubt and...
Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 20th Sep
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Domicile and habitual residence11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the...
Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 20th Sep
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Jurisdictional issues in children proceedings11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into...
Produced in partnership with David Salter, deputy High Court judge and Recorder 20th Sep
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Jurisdiction for petitions for dissolution and separation orders for civil partners11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit...
Produced in partnership with David Salter, deputy High Court judge and Recorder 20th Sep
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Writ or warrant of possession of landA writ (High Court) or warrant (Family Court) of possession of land can be used to give effect to an order that...
Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 20th Sep
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Funding—legal services orders and costs allowancesSections 49–54 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPOA 2012)...
20th Sep
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Issuing financial proceedings in Form A (standard procedure)The Family Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2018, SI 2018/440, amended the Family Procedure...
20th Sep
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Periodical payments—means of payment orderA means of payment order (MPO) is an order requiring the payer of a 'qualifying periodical maintenance...
Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 20th Sep
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Procedure for maintenance pending suitCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding...
20th Sep
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Action on reaching agreement prior to final hearingIt is common for an agreement to be reached prior to the final hearing. An agreement may be reached...
20th Sep
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Writ or warrant of deliveryA writ of delivery (High Court) or warrant of delivery (Family Court or County Court) may be used to enforce an order that...
Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 20th Sep
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Orders to obtain information from judgment debtorsA problem for practitioners considering enforcement action can be a lack of information about the...
Produced in partnership with David Salter of Deputy High Court judge and Recorder 20th Sep
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Variation of financial ordersBy virtue of section 31 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973), and the corresponding provisions in the Civil...
20th Sep
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Adoption ordersThis Practice Note details who can be adopted and who can adopt, together with the conditions to be satisfied, adoption reports and...
20th Sep
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Procedure—Schedule 1 to the Children Act 1989Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division,...
20th Sep
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Public children—emergency protection ordersCoronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division,...
17th Sep
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Public children—Public Law Outline 2014Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance has been issued, including by the President of the Family Division, regarding...
17th Sep
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Adoption—placement ordersPrinciplesWith the abolition of the power to apply for freeing orders, the Adoption and Children Act 2002 (ACA 2002)...
17th Sep
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Termination, discharge and variation of care and supervision ordersCare orders—generalA care order ends when the child reaches 18 or if brought to an...
17th Sep

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