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The New Family Law Procedure Rules 2010 CPD Training Bundle
Family Law
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Course Aims:

This podcast is aimed at family practitioners, particularly those with an interest in children’s proceedings. It aims to examine 4 main areas: the premise of the new rules and what they are intended to achieve, the greater emphasis on the use of ARD in children’s proceedings, the representation of children and pre-action conduct by the parties to disputes over children.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the aims of the Family Procedure Rules 2010 and how successfully the rules as drafted reflect those aims;
  • Understand the approach to be taken to old authorities and guidance on matters of procedure involving children;
  • Understand the impact of the overriding objective to issues of costs in children’s proceedings;
  • Be aware of the courts case management powers and how they might be used;
  • How the use of ADR may impact upon children’s proceedings and what steps the parties are expected to have taken before a matter comes before the court;
  • Be aware of the provisions in the rules relating to the representation of children;
  • Know the function of the first hearing dispute resolution appointment;
  • Know the status of the Public Law Protocol and Private Law Programme under the new rules.
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Legislative Updates
Sources and References:
  • Family Procedure Rules 2010 Parts 3, 4, 12, 16, PD 3, PD 12A, PD 12B;
  • Family Proceedings Rules 1991.

This podcast with children’s law silk Judith Rowe QC reviews the new Family Procedure Rules 2010 and their potential impact on the children’s proceedings and the way family practitioners go about their work.

Podcast added: 09/05/11

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