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 mandatory, but it is strongly encouraged. The most lengthy standard orders (orders in financial remedy proceedings and directions orders for private and public law children cases) are intended to be seen as precedents, from which practitioners ought to select the relevant sections to compile an appropriate order. Amendment is permitted, where the case requires it.
The orders can be downloaded as a Zip file here. In due course, we will upload the most common orders to the Information Centre.