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FPR Part 3A and PD 3AA on vulnerable persons participation in proceedings comes into force on 27 November 2017

Posted by admin | 11.09.2017 | Blog

On 27 November 2017, Family Procedure Rules Part 3A and Practice Direction 3AA on vulnerable persons’ participation in proceedings and evidence will come into force. The new rules and Practice Direction impose new duties on the court and parties to proceedings and their representatives. Source: Practicallaw2

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Power to revoke an adoption order lies with the High Court or Court of Appeal (High Court)

Posted by admin | 11.08.2017 | Blog

In Re J (A Minor) (Revocation of Adoption Order) [2017] EWHC 2704 (Fam), Hayden J reminds practitioners that an adoption order can only be revoked under the inherent jurisdiction of the High Court or by appeal to the Court of Appeal. Source: Practicallaw2

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High Court has power to set aside return order made by equivalent level judge where there is change of circumstance or material non-disclosure (High Court)

Posted by admin | 11.08.2017 | Blog

In N v J (Power to set aside return order) [2017] EWHC 2752 (Fam), MacDonald J determined that a High Court judge has the power under Family Procedure Rule 4.1(6) to set aside a return order made by an equivalent level judge, where there is a change in circumstances or material non-disclosure. Source: Practicallaw2

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Application for judicial review effectively made once papers have been lodged (Court of Appeal)

Posted by admin | 11.07.2017 | Blog

In R (Agyemang) v London Borough of Haringey [2017] EWCA Civ 1630, the Court of Appeal confirmed that an application for judicial review is effectively made when the papers have been lodged. Further, when a claim is settled at the first hearing and it is not possible to form a view on how the proceedings…

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Consultation on mandatory client money protection scheme for property agents

Posted by admin | 11.02.2017 | Blog

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has published a consultation on proposals to introduce mandatory client money protection schemes for letting and managing property agents in England. Source: PracticalLaw 1

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Family news round-up to 2 November 2017

Posted by admin | 11.02.2017 | Blog

News stories of interest to family lawyers for the week to 2 November 2017. Source: Practicallaw2

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Re-opening findings of fact after criminal conviction (High Court)

Posted by admin | 11.02.2017 | Blog

In Re LG (Re-opening of fact-finding) [2017] EWHC 2626 (Fam), Baker J allowed the mother’s appeal against a decision refusing her application to re-open findings of fact where the father had subsequently received a criminal conviction. Source: Practicallaw2

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Smart Meters Bill 2017-19 introduced to Parliament

Posted by admin | 11.02.2017 | Blog

The government introduced the Smart Meters Bill 2017-19 to Parliament on 14 October 2017. Source: PracticalLaw 1

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Draft Tenant Fees Bill published

Posted by admin | 11.02.2017 | Blog

The government has published a response to its consultation on banning letting agency fees paid by tenants and the draft Tenant Fees Bill 2017. Source: PracticalLaw 1

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Practical Law Dispute Resolution news round-up: 1 November 2017

Posted by admin | 11.01.2017 | Blog

Practical Law Dispute Resolution’s weekly round-up of news and developments that, in addition to those covered in the weekly email, may be of interest to dispute resolution practitioners. Source: PracticalLaw 1

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