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Family Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2018

Various procedural changes mainly relating to the fast-track and standard procedures. In force 4th June 2018.

  • SI 2018 No. 440 

    Rule 3 amends the FPR 2010 to put beyond doubt the fact that the High Court may direct that proceedings may be heard by a Divisional Court of the High Court.

    Rules 4 to 10 amend the FPR 2010 to make provision in relation to the "fast-track" and "standard" procedures for resolution of certain applications for a financial remedy. Rule 4 amends the FPR 2010 to insert new defined terms. The amendments made by rule 5 specify to which cases the fast-track procedure applies. Rules 6 and 7 make consequential amendments to two Chapter headings in the FPR 2010. The amendments made by rules 8 and 10 make changes to the timescales for completion of procedural steps in the fast-track procedure. Rule 9 inserts a new rule into the FPR 2010 to make provision in relation to requests for a change of procedure. Rule 11 inserts a new rule in relation to conduct of the first hearing in a case to which the fast-track procedure applies.

    • Made: 27th March 2018
    • Laid before Parliament: 28th March 2018
    • Coming into force: 4th June 2018

SI, published: 03/04/2018


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