Practice note - April 2018 Practice note to deal with the issues this court is experiencing in care and supervision cases which are causing substantial delays, unnecessary court hearings and wasted public funds. This practice note also serves as a warning that the court will not be tolerating non...Read More
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Practitioners and court users should note that a revised PD27A will come into effect on 23rd July 2018. The bundle practice direction remains largely unchanged, however there are some significant amendments which relate in particular to a new page limit being imposed on certain categories of...Read More
Following consultation earlier this year, the President of the Family Division has released numerous comprehensive draft standard orders for use in all family proceedings. It is important for practitioners to note the Practice Guidance issued in respect of the use of the orders. Use is not...Read More
Our local Circuit Judge "team" of HHJ Handley, HHJ George and (our newest addition) HHJ Godwin have today issued a joint Newsletter, updating practitioners on performance and issuing a few timely reminders of best practice. Of particular note is the need for advocates to be ready...Read More
The President of the Family Division has issued renewed guidance reiterating the obligations placed on Local Authorities and the Court when dealing with cases involving parents who have learning disabilities. The guidance can be downloaded here and from our INFORMATION CENTRE....Read More
The Northampton Family Court is hosting a training event entitled "Contact and the child - in public and private law proceedings". It is taking place on 11th May 2018 at The Learning Hub, One Angel Square, Northampton and the cost is £55 per person. The booking...Read More
The President of the Family Division has produced new guidance as to when family cases should be issued in the High Court and explaining in detail the interplay between the Family Court and the High Court. The guidance can be found here....Read More