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

This podcast aims to give listeners an overview of the major innovation regarding Alternative Dispute Resolution in the new Family Procedure Rules. David Hodson will discuss what the new rules will mean for practitioners.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand how the new rules for ADR fit in with the history of family mediation in this country;
  • Know which of the elements in the 1996 legislation will have continued relevance today;
  • Know how the ADR provisions are structured between the rules, practice direction and protocol;
  • Understand what practitioners should be alive to at every hearing regarding ADR;
  • Know which proceedings include a mediation imperative and those which do not;
  • Know what Form FM1 is and who can sign it;
  • Understand how the new provisions are anticipated to work in practice.
Specialist Difficulty: 5 of 5
Legislative Updates
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Family Procedure Rules 2010,;
  • The Family Proceedings(Amendment) (No. 2) Rules 1996.

In this podcast, David Hodson from the International Family Law Group discusses the new role for ADR and Mediation in the Family Procedure Rules 2010

Podcast added: 01/04/11

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-09-30

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