Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Practitioner Essentials: New rules, forms and PDs

"While you were enjoying your Easter break, some changes to the Family Procedure Rules 2010 came into force by virtue of the Family Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2012." So begins a news article in Family Law today, bringing you down from your Bank Holiday high with a rude bump.The article covers the Family Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2012, the new forms which came into effect on the 6th April and new Practice Directions.  Some of these have already been mentioned on Family Lore Focus, but Family Law does the best job I've yet seen of summarising "what new developments ... you need to be aware of if you are making an application as of 6 April 2012".

The Family Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2012 can be found here. The new forms are, as far as I have checked, already on the Ministry of Justice website, here. Practice Direction 5A – Forms can be found here, Practice Direction 33A – Enforcement of undertakings is here and Practice Direction 36A – Transitional Arrangements here.

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