Latest articles
Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust v DV (A Child) [2021] EWHC 1037 (Fam)
(Family Division, Cohen J, 19 April 2021)Medical Treatment – 17-year-old had form of bone cancer and required surgery For comprehensive, judicially approved coverage of every important...
Domestic Abuse Bill
Aaron Gates-Lincoln, Immigration NewsAfter years of development the Domestic Abuse Bill returned to the House of Lords in the UK on the 8th March 2021 to complete its report stage, one of the final...
Coercive control and children’s welfare in Re H-N and Others
When families come to strife, arrangements must be made for the future care of any children. In some circumstances, this means an application to the courts. These ‘private law orders’ can...
Profession: Expert Witness
The value of a family business or business interest is treated as an asset and therefore part of the matrimonial pot to be distributed when it comes to negotiating a financial settlement on divorce or...
How does a jointly held property pass on death?
When meeting with clients to discuss their succession planning, many cannot recall whether their property is held jointly as joint tenants or jointly as tenants in common. The distinction is that with...
View all articles
Authors

Re B (Litigants In Person: Timely Service of Documents) [2016] EWHC 2365 (Fam)

Sep 29, 2018, 19:30 PM
Practice and procedure – Service – Litigants in person – Late service of documents at court
During proceedings regarding child abduction legal documents including counsel’s position statement and law reports extending to over 100 pages were handed over at the door of the court to a non-English speaking litigant in person.
Slug : re-b-litigants-in-person-timely-service-of-documents-2016-ewhc-2365-fam
Meta Title : Re B (Litigants In Person: Timely Service of Documents) [2016] EWHC 2365 (Fam)
Meta Keywords : Practice and procedure – Service – Litigants in person – Late service of documents at court
Canonical URL :
Trending Article : No
Prioritise In Trending Articles : No
Date : Oct 11, 2016, 04:15 AM
Article ID : 113199

(Family Division, Peter Jackson J, 30 September 2016)

Practice and procedure – Service – Litigants in person – Late service of documents at court 

During proceedings regarding child abduction legal documents including counsel’s position statement and law reports extending to over 100 pages were handed over at the door of the court to a non-English speaking litigant in person. Although the position statement was useful to the court time had been wasted prior to the hearing while the mother looked through the documents with the assistance of the court interpreter.

Peter Jackson J reiterated the obligations under PD 27A in relation to court bundles and highlighted the minimum service requirements set out in para 6. In particular he noted that the requirements should be adapted in individual cases to protect the rights of litigants in person and to prevent the intrinsic unfairness that might arise from late service.


Neutral Citation Number: [2016] EWHC 2365 (Fam) 
 Case No. FD16P00239 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
FAMILY DIVISION



 Royal Courts of Justice 
 30 September 2016 



B e f o r e:

MR JUSTICE PETER JACKSON

 ____________________


 Re B (Litigants in Person: Timely Service of Documents) 

 ____________________


Crown Copyright ©


J U D G M E N T 


Re B (Litigants in Person Timely Service of Documents) [2016] EWHC 2365 (Fam).rtf

Categories :
  • Judgments
  • Practice and Procedure
Tags :
FLR
Provider :
Product Bucket : Family
Recommend These Products
Related Articles
Load more comments
Comment by from