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Sir James Munby

Formerly President of the Family Division
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Formerly President of the Family Division
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Protocol agreed between the President of the Family Division and the Home Office issued on 16 May 20181          This Protocol enables the family courts (the Family Division of the High Court of...
On 30 November 2017 I issued ‘Practice Guidance: Standard financial and enforcement orders’ [2018] Fam Law 89. On 22 January 2018 I issued ‘Practice Guidance: Standard financial and enforcement orders...
1. How will the Reform Programme achieve change for the administration of family justice?1.1 As you know, there has been much change in the practice and administration of family justice in the last...
1. Section 3 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 provides as follows:'Bar on petitions for divorce within one year of marriage.(1) No petition for divorce shall be presented to the court before the...
Introduction1. This Guidance is issued with the purpose of clarifying the legal requirements and practical arrangements for final hearings in adoption applications and adoption visits. 2. In this...
In Re D (Non-Availability of Legal Aid) (No 2) [2015] EWFC 2, [2015] 1 FLR 1247, and again in Re D (Adoption) (No 3) [2016] EWFC 1, [2017] 1 FLR 237, I considered various important procedural and...
1. Introduction1.1. For the purposes of this Practice Guidance, 'international child abduction proceedings' are proceedings in which the return of a child is sought under any of the following:(a) The...
President's Guidance: Jurisdiction of the family court: allocation of cases within the family court to High Court judge level and transfer of cases from the family court to the High Court1. There...
Although there has been much reform of the processes and procedures in the family justice system in recent years, there is one area in which little has been done and much needs to be done: financial...
On 30 November 2017, I issued 'Practice Guidance: Standard Financial and Enforcement Orders,' [2018] Fam Law 89. The purpose of this Addendum is to correct a minor error, affecting only a very few...
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