Local wellbeing consultation

  |   Latest News, Updates from the Bench

HHJ George has today published a draft local practice guidelines which are intended to improve the wellbeing of those working under pressure within the family justice system. The guidelines can be downloaded here. HHJ George invites responses to the proposed document, which is currently under consultation. Any...

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Bundle Warning

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Practitioners and court users should note that a revised PD27A will come into effect on 23rd July 2018.   The bundle practice direction remains largely unchanged, however there are some significant amendments which relate in particular to a new page limit being imposed on certain categories of...

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Order! Order!

  |   Events, Latest News, Updates from the Bench

Following consultation earlier this year, the President of the Family Division has released numerous comprehensive draft standard orders for use in all family proceedings.   It is important for practitioners to note the Practice Guidance issued in respect of the use of the orders.  Use is not...

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Newsletter May 2018

  |   Latest News, Updates from the Bench

Our local Circuit Judge "team" of HHJ Handley, HHJ George and (our newest addition) HHJ Godwin have today issued a joint Newsletter, updating practitioners on performance and issuing a few timely reminders of best practice.   Of particular note is the need for advocates to be ready...

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