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ISBN/ISSN: 9781784732547
Published: May 09, 2017
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Why should you buy The Family Court Practice 2017 (Red Book)

The Family Court Practice (Red Book), covers the entire range of family business and contains all the essential materials you need to practise in the Family Court.

The 25th edition is fully updated to include the latest case-law, full coverage of new and amended legislation, Practice Directions and guidance. It also contains fully and expertly annotated statutes and rules together with scores of unique step-by-step procedural guides, which direct you effortlessly to the relevant rules and annotation.

What will be included in the 2017 edition:

* A new Procedural Guide on appeals in the Family Court from a judge of circuit judge level in private law cases to a judge of the High Court.

* The latest updates to the CPR (including to Pt 52).

* The latest amendments to the FPR, including:

  • r 9.9A (Application to set aside a financial remedy order) and PD9A;
  • PD30A (Appeals); and
  • the new FPR PD36D (Pilot Scheme: Procedure for Using an Online System to Generate Applications in Certain Proceedings for a Matrimonial Order).

* Recent guidance on:

  • Duration of Ex Parte (Without Notice) Orders in the Family Court;
  • Transfer of proceedings under Article 15 of Brussels IIa and Articles 8 and/or 9 of the 1996 Hague Convention;
  • Electronic Filing at the Central Family Court: Pilot Scheme;
  • Allocation of Work to Section 9 Judges;
  • Appointment of the Official Solicitor to the Senior Courts in Family Proceedings and Proceedings under the Inherent Jurisdiction in Relation to Adults;
  • Radicalisation cases in the Family Courts;
  • Liaison between Courts in England and Wales and British Embassies and High Commissions Abroad.

* Expanded commentary on:

  • Judges meeting with children;
  • FPR Part 15: Representation of Protected Parties;
  • Duration of a without notice order;
  • FPR Pt21 (Miscellaneous Rules about Disclosure and Inspection of Documents);
  • FPR PD27A (Family Proceedings: Court Bundles (Universal Practice to be applied in the High Court and Family Court));
  • CPR r21.10 (Compromise etc by or on behalf of child or protected party);
  • CPR Pt 71 (Orders to Obtain Information from Judgment Debtors);
  • Return orders, including Court's power to set aside vary, rescind, suspend or revoke;
  • Welfare of the child;
  • Funding issues for child arrangements orders;
  • Care and supervision orders;
  • Evidence given by, or with respect to, children;
  • Privacy for children involved in certain proceedings;
  • Parental orders;
  • Deprivation of liberty;
  • The distinction between matrimonial and non-matrimonial property.

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Read extracts from the 2017 edition here >>.

The Family Court Practice 2017 Autumn Supplement (and Welsh Materials)

The Autumn Supplement updates the 2017 edition of The Family Court Practice with all the latest relevant legislation, case-law and guidance, plus revised commentary. 

The Supplement includes the new FPR 2010, Pt 3A (plus PD3AA), which deals with the participation of vulnerable persons in proceedings and giving evidence. It places a duty upon the court to consider the vulnerability of a party or witness and to consider how they might participate in the court proceedings or give evidence. 

Also included is the revised FPR PD12J – Child Arrangements and Contact Orders: Domestic Abuse and Harm, which provides a broader definition of ‘domestic abuse’ as opposed to ‘domestic violence’ and makes mandatory requirements for a number of matters to be included in court orders. 

The Supplement also brings you the latest case reports, including Owens v Owens [2017] EWCA Civ 182 on the issue of no-fault divorce, and Armes v Nottinghamshire County Council [2017] UKSC 60 where the Supreme Court held the local authority vicariously liable for physical and sexual abuse suffered by the claimant while in two different foster placements during the 1980s.

The Supplement includes amended Welsh legislation in relation to children in need and looked-after children, plus expanded and updated commentary to guide you through the differences in law and procedure between England and Wales. This is a vital resource for practitioners covering children cases with a Welsh element and the materials will also appear in The Family Court Practice Online, along with the relevant Codes of Practice.

All you need to do is order your copy of The Family Court Practice (main work) and the Autumn Supplement will be sent to you, upon publication, to keep you reliably updated on the latest developments.

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Table of contents

- Calendars; 
- Preface;
- Foreword;
- Introduction;
- Table of Statutes;
- Table of Statutory Instruments;
- Table of Cases;
- Table of Practice Directions;
- Table of CPR, FPR and Supreme Court Practice Directions;
- Abbreviations;

- Part I: Procedural Guides:
Detailed guidance covering the following areas:

•Applications for Relief Other Than Divorce;
•Application for Matrimonial and Civil Partnership Proceedings and Related Orders;
•Enforcement of Orders;
•Judicial Reviews and Appeals;

- Part II: Statutes:
Pertinent provisions of all relevant statutes, reproduced in amended form and annotated by the expert team of contributors.

- Part III: Procedure Rules:
The full text of the Family Procedure Rules 2010 and practice directions, plus relevant provisions and practice directions from the Civil Procedure Rules 1998 and the Supreme Court Rules 2009. All provisions are reproduced as amended, along with detailed explanation and guidance.

- Part IV: Statutory Instruments:
Pertinent provisions of all relevant SIs appear in amended form, with commentary from the expert team of contributors.

- Part V: Practice Guidance:
Relevant practice guidance for family law practitioners.

- Part VI: European Material:
Coverage of significant European Regulations and Conventions, all fully annotated.

- Part VII: Welsh Materials (Autumn Supplement and Online only)
Essential materials relating to children law in Wales.