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Family Procedure Rules 2010

Family Procedure Rules

 

What’s New (Last Updated) – 31st January 2013

Updates to Family Procedure Rules

Notes to Accompany 1st Update – in force on 18 June 2011

Notes to Accompany 2nd Updatein force on 6 April 2012

Notes to Accompany 3rd Update – in force on 6 April 2012

Notes to Accompany 4th Update – in force on 30 September 2012

The Family Procedure (Amendment) (No.5) Rules 2012 – in force on 31st January 2013

Notes to Accompany 6th Update

 

Family Procedure Rules

 

Practice Direction – Practice Directions Relating to Family Proceedings in Force before 6th April 2011 which Support the Family Procedure Rules 2010
Part 1 – Overriding Objective
Part 2 – Application and Interpretation of the Rules
Practice Direction 2A – Functions of the Court in the Family Procedure Rules 2010 and Practice Directions which may be performed by a single lay justice
Part 3 – Non-court Dispute Resolution
Practice Direction 3A – Family Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings (MIAMS)
Part 4 – General Case Management Powers
Practice Direction 4A – Striking Out a Statement of Case
Practice Direction 4B – Civil Restraint Orders
Part 5 – Forms and Start of Proceedings
Practice Direction 5A – Forms
Part 6 – Service
Practice Direction 6A – Service Within the Jurisdiction
Practice Direction 6B – Service Out of the Jurisdiction
Practice Direction 6C – Disclosure of Addresses by Government Departments
Part 7 – Procedure for Applications in Matrimonial and Civil Partnership Proceedings
Practice Direction 7A – Procedure for Applications in Matrimonial and Civil Partnership Proceedings
Practice Direction 7B – Medical Examinations on Applications for Annulment of a Marriage
Practice Direction 7C – Polygamous Marriages
Practice Direction 7D – The Gender Recognition Act 2004
Part 8 – Procedure for Miscellaneous Applications
Practice Direction 8A – Where to start certain proceedings
Part 9 – Applications for a Financial Remedy
Practice Direction 9A – Application for a Financial Remedy
Part 10 – Applications under Part 4 of the Family Law Act 1996
Practice Direction 10A – Part 4 of the Family Law Act 1996
Part 11 – Applications under Part 4A of the Family Law Act 1996
Part 12 – Proceedings Relating to Children Except Parental Order Proceedings and Proceedings for Applications in Adoption, Placement and Related Proceedings
Practice Direction 12A – Care, Supervision and Other Part 4 Proceedings: Guide to Case Management
Practice Direction 12B – Child Arrangements Programme
Practice Direction 12C – Service of Application in Certain Proceedings Relating to Children
Practice Direction 12D – Inherent Jurisdiction (Including Wardship) Proceedings
Practice Direction 12E – Urgent Business
Practice Direction 12F – International Child Abduction
Practice Direction 12G – Communication of Information
Practice Direction 12H – Contribution Orders
Practice Direction 12I – Applications for Reporting Restriction Orders
Practice Direction 12J – Child Arrangements and Contact Order: Domestic Violence and Harm
Practice Direction 12K – Children Act 1989: Exclusion Requirement
Practice Direction 12L – Children Act 1989:Risk Assessments under Section 16A
Practice Direction 12M – Family Assistance Orders: Consultation
Practice Direction 12N – Enforcement of Children Act 1989 Child Arrangements Orders: Disclosure and Information to Officers of the National Probation Service
Practice Direction 12O – Child: Arrival by air
Practice Direction 12P – Removal from Jurisdiction: Issue of Passports
Part 13 – Proceedings Under Section 54 of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008
Part 14 – Procedure for Applications in Adoption, Placement and Related Proceedings
Practice Direction 14A – Who Receives a Copy of the Application Form for Orders in Proceedings
Practice Direction 14B – The First Directions Hearing – Adoptions with a Foreign Element
Practice Direction 14C – Reports by the Adoption Agency or Local Authority
Practice Direction 14D – Reports by a Registered Medical Practitioner (‘Health Reports’)
Practice Direction 14E – Communication of Information Relating to Proceedings
Practice Direction 14F – Disclosing Information to an Adopted Adult
Part 15 – Representation of Protected Parties
Practice Direction 15A – Protected Parties
Practice Direction 15B – Adults Who May be Protected Parties and Children Who May Become Protected Parties in Family Proceedings
Part 16 – Representation of Children and Reports in Proceedings Involving Children
Practice Direction 16A – Representation of Children
Part 17 – Statements of Truth
Practice Direction 17A – Statements of Truth
Part 18 – Procedure for other Applications in Proceedings
Practice Direction 18A – Other Applications in Proceedings
Part 19 – Alternative Procedure for Applications
Practice Direction 19A – Alternative Procedure for Applications
Part 20 – Interim Remedies and Security for Costs
Practice Direction 20A – Interim Remedies
Part 21 – Miscellaneous Rules about Disclosure and Inspection of Documents
Practice Direction 21A – Disclosure and Inspection
Part 22 – Evidence
Practice Direction 22A – Written Evidence
Part 23 – Miscellaneous Rules about Evidence
Part 24 – Witnesses, Depositions Generally and taking of Evidence in Member States of the European Union
Practice Direction 24A – Witnesses, Depositions and Taking of Evidence in Member States of the European Union
Part 25 – Experts and Assessors
Practice Direction 25A – Experts and Assessors in Family Proceedings
Practice Direction 25B – The Duties of an Expert, the Expert’s Report and Arrangements for an Expert to Attend Court
Practice Direction 25C – Children Proceedings – the Use of Single Joint Experts and the Process Leading to an Expert Being Instructed or Expert Evidence Being Put Before the Court
Practice Direction 25D – Financial Remedy Proceedings and Other Family Proceedings (Except Children Proceedings) – the Use of Single Joint Experts and the Process Leading to Expert Evidence Being Put Before the Court
Practice Direction 25E – Discussions Between Experts in Family Proceedings
Practice Direction 25F – Assessors in Family Proceedings
Part 26 – Change of Solicitor
Practice Direction 26A – Change of Solicitor
Part 27 – Hearings and Directions Appointments
Practice Direction 27A – Family Proceedings: Court Bundles (Universal Practice to be Applied in the High Court and Family Court)
Practice Direction 27B – Attendance of Media Representatives at Hearings in Family Proceedings
Part 28 – Costs
Practice Direction 28A – Costs
Part 29 – Miscellaneous
Practice Direction 29A – Human Rights, Joining the Crown
Practice Direction 29B – Human Rights Act 1998
Practice Direction 29C – Transfer of proceedings from the family court to the high court 
Part 30 – Appeals
Practice Direction 30A – Appeals
Part 31 – Registration of Orders under the Council Regulation, the Civil Partnership (Jurisdiction and Recognition of Judgments) Regulations 2005 and under the Hague Convention 1996
Practice Direction 31A – Registration of Orders under the Council Regulation, the Civil Partnership (Jurisdiction and Recognition of Judgments) Regulations 2005 and under the 1996 Hague Convention
Part 32 – Registration and Enforcement of Orders
Practice Direction 32A – Forms Relating to Part 32
Part 33 – Enforcement
Practice Direction 33A – Enforcement of Undertakings
Part 34 – Reciprocal Enforcement of Maintenance Orders
Practice Direction 34A – Reciprocal Enforcement of Mainenance Orders
Practice Direction 34B – Tracing Payers Overseas
Practice Direction 34C – Applications for Recognition and Enforcement to or from European Union Member States
Practice Direction 34D – Form Relating to Part 34
Practice Direction 34E – Reciprocal Enforcement of Maintenance Orders – Designated Family Judge Areas
Part 35 – Mediation Directive
Practice Direction 35A – Mediation Directive
Part 36 – Transitional Arrangements and Pilot Schemes
Practice Direction 36A – Transitional Arrangements
Practice Direction 36C – Pilot Scheme: Care and Supervision Proceedings and Other Proceedings under Part 4 of the Children Act 1989
Part 37 – Applications and proceedings in relation to contempt of court
Practice Direction 37A – Applications and Proceedings in Relation to Contempt of Court

 

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