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Changes to FPR after Brexit: SI published

Family Procedure Rules 2010 and Court of Protection Rules 2017 (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 released by MoJ

  • ?The Government has issued amendment regulations concerning and the impact that leaving the EU will have on the Family Procedure Rules.

    The amendments will, in the MoJ's words

    "remove provision in the FPR and COPR which relates to powers, processes and orders under EU instruments or international agreements which will no longer be applicable or available when those instruments or agreements are revoked by the Withdrawal Act or the statutory instruments made under it, or in some cases amend such provision where such instruments are retained in an amended form."

    The accompanying Explanatory Memorandum provides a useful review of the interconnection between UK rules and EU instruments, though clearly it is still a developing picture.

    UPDATE: 11 March 2019

    These regulations passed the sift requirements on 5th March. Read the SI as laid before Parliament on legislation.gov.uk.

News, published: 14/02/2019

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Published: 14/02/2019

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