Local Practice Guidance issued by HHJ Bellamy regarding the length of documents

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Please find attached a local Practice Guidance – length of documents, issued by His Honour Judge Bellamy on 22nd November 2016 to address the length of documents filed within public law proceedings.


Please note that this practice direction contains specific page limits for the length of certain court documents to be filed, as follows:


Social work statements: 25 pages
Parenting and other assessments: 25 pages
Social work chronologies: 4 pages
Threshold documents: 2 pages
Psychologist reports: 25 pages
Independent social work reports: 25 pages


The above page limits should be adhered to unless the court gives permission in a case management order, pending any amendments to the Bundles Practice Direction, Practice Direction 27A by the President.