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Family Procedure Rules

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Her Majesty's Courts Service / The Family Procedure Rules Committee
Family Procedure Rules - Front
Price: £276.00
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The most significant development in the procedure of the family courts for 20 years, 'Family Procedure Rules 2010' replaces all existing procedural rules for family proceedings, creating a comprehensive and accessible source for all who come into contact with the family justice system.

Covering all family proceedings in the High Court, the County Court and the Family Proceedings Court, the Rules were developed by Her Majesty's Courts Service (HMCS) and the Family Procedure Rules Committee as a result of requirements set out in the Courts Act 2003.

The Rules specify the need to secure that:

  • the family justice system is accessible, fair and efficient; and

  • the rules are simple and simply expressed.

Significant changes introduced by the Family Procedure Rules 2010 include a new, simpler approach for contested divorce and civil partnership dissolution, the introduction of a new, shorter statement of arrangement for children and the appointment of a litigation friend for a child or person under disability in the family proceedings court.

The Family Procedure Rules 2010 are available as an annual subscription and supplied in a pack containing two loose-leaf binders and a CD-ROM.

Key features:

  • Apply to all family proceedings in the High Court, County Courts and Magistrates' Court

  • Updated terminology

  • Procedures have been streamlined and updated where appropriate

  • Most of the general provisions have been harmonised with the Civil Procedure Rules, with appropriate modifications

  • The provision of EU Regulations and other international instruments have been fully reflected

  • Appeal procedures have been harmonised across all levels of court and modelled on Civil Procedure Rules

Your subscription will include:

  • Family Procedure Rules

  • Practice Directions

  • All relevant forms

  • Two planned updates to content per year, to reflect changes to the Rules.

Please note: The Family Procedure Rules 2010 are effective from 06 April 2011.

Extent TBC Sub. No. 7003074
Size A4 Price £276.00
Format Loose-leaf / CD-ROM Frequency Annual
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