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Family Procedure (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2016 (SI 2016/901)

Amendments concerning children as parties under the Family Law Act 1986 and changes to procedure and status of applications to set aside financial remedy orders. In force from 3 October.

  • SI 2016/901

    These rules amend the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (S.I. 2010/2955) ("the FPR").

    Rule 3 amends rule 8.20 of the FPR so that a child will not be automatically a party to proceedings for a declaration of parentage under section 55A of the Family Law Act 1986. 

    Rules 5 to 7 amend Part 16 of the FPR to make provision for when a child who is made a respondent to an application under section 55A of the Family Law Act 1986 must have a children's guardian or a litigation friend, and for circumstances when such a child may proceed without a children's guardian or litigation friend.

    Rule 4 inserts new rule 9.9A into Part 9 of the FPR to set out the procedure for applications to set aside financial remedy orders.

    Rule 8 amends rule 28.3 of the FPR to provide that applications under the new rule 9.9A are not financial remedy proceedings for the purpose of rule 28.

    Made: 8th September 2016
    Laid before Parliament: 12th September 2016
    Coming into force: 3rd October 2016

SI, published: 12/09/2016


Published: 12/09/2016


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