Category: Practice Guidance

WALES/ENGLAND – PROTOCOL OF 19 JULY 2013: COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN JUDGES OF THE FAMILY COURT AND IMMIGRATION AND ASYLUM CHAMBERS OF THE FIRST-TIER TRIBUNAL AND UPPER TRIBUNAL

On 19 July 2013, the Senior President of Tribunals and the President of the Family Division and Head of Family Justice issued a protocol on communications between judges of the Family Court and Immigration and Asylum Chambers of the First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal.   The aim of the protocol is to enable judges in …

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WALES/ENGLAND – General Medical Council guidance: Acting as a witness in legal proceedings

The General Medical Council has published guidance for doctors who act as professional witnesses or expert witnesses. The guidance explains how doctors can put into pracrice the principles contained in Good Medical Practice. The full guidance is available to download below. Downloads Acting as an expert witness Download       SOURCE: Family Law

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WALES/ENGLAND – Legal Aid Agency Guidance on the Remuneration of Expert Witnesses

The Legal Aid Agency (LAA) has published updated guidance on remuneration for expert witnesses.   The guidance consolidates a number of separate guidance documents previously published by the LAA into one single reference document and has been published to coincide with the new maximum expert rates introduced by the Civil Legal Aid (Remuneration) Regulations 2013 …

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WALES/ENGLAND – President’s Guidance of 4 June 2013: Committal for Contempt of Court

On 4 June 2013, the President of the Family Division issed guidance on committal for contempt of court. This guidance supplements the Practice Guidance issued on 3 May 2013. This guidance recognises that the Court of Protection (and the Family Division in proceedings relating to a child) is vested with a discretionary power to hear …

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WALES/ENGLAND – COMMITTAL FOR CONTEMPT OF COURT

COMMITTAL FOR CONTEMPT OF COURTPRACTICE GUIDANCE  issued on 3 May 2013 byLORD JUDGE, LORD CHIEF JUSTICE OF ENGLAND AND WALESandSIR JAMES MUNBY, PRESIDENT OF THE FAMILY DIVISION andPRESIDENT OF THE COURT OF PROTECTION   It is a fundamental principle of the administration of justice in England and Wales that applications for committal for contempt should be …

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WALES/ENGLAND – Unbundling family legal services

1 May 2013 Contents 1 Introduction 1.1 Who should read this practice note? 1.2 What is the issue 1.3 Professional conduct 1.4 Status of this practice note 1.5 Terminology 2 SRA principles 3 What is unbundling? 4 Risks of unbundling 4.1 Duty of care 4.2 Going beyond your retainer’s limits 4.3 Professional conduct 4.4 Limiting …

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