WALES/ENGLAND – The Family Procedure (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2013

Statutory Instruments

2013 No. 1472 (L. 15)

Family Proceedings

Senior Courts Of England And Wales

County Courts, England And Wales

Magistrates’ Courts, England And Wales

The Family Procedure (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2013

Made                                                                              13th June 2013

Laid before Parliament                                                  17th June 2013

Coming into force                                                             8th July 2013

 

The Family Procedure Rule Committee makes the following rules in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 75 and 76 of the Courts Act 2003(1), after consulting in accordance with section 79 of the Courts Act 2003(2):

 

Citation and commencement

1.  These rules may be cited as the Family Procedure (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2013 and come into force on 8th July 2013.

 

Amendments to the Family Procedure Rules 2010

2.  The Family Procedure Rules 2010(3) are amended in accordance with rules 3 to 6.

3.  In rule 2.3(1)—

(a)in the definition of “financial order”—

(i)at the end of sub-paragraph (h), omit “or”;

(ii)at the end of sub-paragraph (i), for “;” substitute—

“; or

(j)an order for payment in respect of legal services;” and

(b)after the definition of “order for maintenance pending suit”, insert—

““order for payment for legal services” means an order under section 22ZA of the 1973 Act or an order under paragraph 38A of Part 8 of Schedule 5 to the 2004 Act;”.

4.  In rule 9.7—

(a)in paragraph (1), at the end of sub-paragraph (d), for “; or” substitute—

“(da)an order for payment in respect of legal services; or”;

and

(b)For paragraph (2) substitute—

“(2) An application for an order mentioned in paragraph (1) shall be made using the Part 18 procedure.”

5.  In rule 18.8(1)(b)(i), omit “interim”.

6.  In rule 28.3(4)(b)(i), after “an interim periodical payments order” insert “, an order for payment in respect of legal services”.

Richard Burton

Paul Carr

Martyn Cook

Chris Darbyshire

Bruce Edgington

Sunita Mason

David Salter

Lucy Theis, J.

Philip Waller

John Wilson

I allow these Rules

Chris Grayling

Lord Chancellor

13th June 2013

 

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

These rules amend the Family Procedure Rules 2010 by amending the definition of a “financial order” in rule 2.3(1) so that it includes an order for payment in respect of legal services under section 22ZA of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973(4) or Part 8 of Schedule 5 to the Civil Partnership Act 2004(5), in consequence of the commencement of sections 49 to 54 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012. These rules also make consequential amendments to other rules so that they cover orders for payment in respect of legal services appropriately.

A full impact assessment has not been prepared for this instrument as no impact on the private or voluntary sectors is foreseen.

 
(1) 2003 c.39. Section 75 was amended by sections 15(1) and 146 of and paragraphs 308 and 338 of Schedule 4 and Part 2 of Schedule 18 to the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 (c.4). Section 76 was amended by section 62(7) of the Children Act 2004, section 261(1) of and paragraph 172 of Schedule 27 to the Civil Partnership Act 2004 (c.33), section 12(2) of and paragraph 29 of Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 and section 25 of and paragraph 14 of Part 2 of Schedule 3 to the Children, Schools and Families Act 2010 (c.26).
 
(2) Section 79 was amended by sections 15(1) and 146 of and paragraphs 308 and 341(1) of Schedule 4 and Part 2 of Schedule 18 to the Constitutional Reform Act 2005.
 
 
(4) 1973 c. 18. Section 22ZA was inserted by section 49(2) of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.
 
(5) 2004 c. 33. Paragraph 38A of Schedule 5 (making provision equivalent to that in section 22ZA of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973) was inserted by section 52(5) of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.

 

SOURCE: Legislation.gov.uk

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