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  • The court injuncted the husband from paying any further money to his solicitors unless he paid an equal amount (i.e. pound for pound) to the wife's solicitors. Judgment, 19/09/2018, free
  • Financial remedy hearing was adjourned pending a hearing to determine the husband's capacity. Judgment, 19/09/2018, free
  • An interim order for child maintenance was made as well as an order for costs in favour of the mother in circumstances where the father, despite his vast wealth, had defied various orders and was resisting making payments towards the children's upkeep. Judgment, 03/07/2018, free
  • Appeal against a finding that the divorced ex-partner of the deceased and the estate of the deceased himself were entitled to half each of the beneficial interest in a property. Appeal also against a costs order. First appeal dismissed and the costs order allowed. Judgment, 01/05/2018, free
  • It is essential for the proper administration of family justice that those who lack capacity to litigate in the Family Court are quickly identified, assessed, and supported. To that end, the Family Justice Council has released guidance in order to assist Judges in the Family Court to resolve capacity issues concerning parties to family law proceedings. News, 27/04/2018, free

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  • In this recorded webinar, Petra Teacher from 29 Bedford Row discusses how the courts have dealt with add-backs and financial conduct arguments. Webcast, 14/06/2017, members only
  • Recording of webinar first broadcast on 8 February 2017 Webcast, 10/02/2017, members only
  • Course Objective: By the end of the session you should have an understanding of the regulatory issues relating to unbundled services and learnt how you can manage your client when offering such services. First broadcast on 3 February 2017. Running time 69 mins. Webcast, 07/02/2017, members only
  • Philip Cayford QC and Simon Calhaem of 29 Bedford Row, who represented Mrs Wyatt in the Supreme Court, are joined by members of the Mills & Reeve family law team to review and discuss the issues raised by the case and the impact of the Law Lords decision on practice. Webcast, 18/03/2015, members only
  • Webcast recorded on 22 January at 1pm. Lysney Cade-Davies and Petra Teacher of 29 Bedford Row review some of the leading cases of 2014 and highlight the lessons for the year ahead. Webcast, 22/01/2015, members only

Latest sources

  • In force 17 July 2015. This Order amends the Family Proceedings Fees Order 2008 (S.I. 2008/1054), which governs the fees payable in family proceedings in England and Wales in the High Court and the Family Court. Article 2(2) disapplies fees in proceedings relating to female genital mutilation orders under Schedule 2 Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003. Article 2(3) disapplies fees for requests for service by a bailiff of female genital mutilation protection orders, or applications for, or to vary or discharge, female genital mutilation protection orders. SI (external), 23/07/2015, free
  • This Statutory Instrument, which came into force on 8 July 2013, amends the Family Procedure Rules 2010 in relation to the procedure for applying for an order in relation to the costs of legal expenses, which is possible under the provisions of ss. 49 - 54 Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2013. The rules themselves do not make such orders possible (that is done by ss.49 - 54), but clarify the procedure to be used in applying for an order. SI (external), 13/03/2013, free
  • Statute (external), 15/05/2012, free
  • Statute (external), 15/05/2012, free
  • Statute (external), 15/05/2012, free


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