Family Procedure Rules - Recent Updated Guidance & COVID-19
The Family Procedure Rules have been in place now for 9 years. A sound understanding of the FPR is crucial for all practitioners involved in family law cases, whether those relating to relationship breakdown, finances and children.
Given the current COVID-19 situation, there has been recent guidance handed down by senior judiciary concerning remote family court hearings, and this will also be considered, particularly as to how it impacts on matters relating to evidence, transparency, e-bundles and witnesses.
This live broadcast session will consider the key provisions of the rules together with recent developments and case law.
What You Will Learn
This live and interactive broadcast will cover the following:
- The 40 parts - outline summary
- The Remote Access Family Court Guidance by Mr Justice MacDonald (March 2020)
- General case management and MIAMs
- Strike Out applications - developing case law, such as FRB v DCA 
- Matrimonial orders, financial orders and personal protection
- Pursuing committal applications and enforcement - developments surrounding Part 37 FPR 2010, with particular regard to CH v CT
- Private and public children law and instructing experts - How is Part 25 working?
- Declarations as to parentage and procedure for occupation and non-molestation orders
- Revised Practice Direction 12J - in relation to child arrangements cases where domestic abuse is alleged - developing case law, with regard to PS v. BP
- Participation directions
- Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc) Act 2019
- Pilots relating to digitilisation
- Child Arrangements Programme (PD12B) - update
Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.