The first thirty Practice Directions for the Family Procedures Rules 2010 made available to Jordan Publishing by the Family Procedure Rule Committee are now available to download.
In January the long awaited Family Procedure Rules 2010 for England and Wales were published. The Rules come into force on 6 April 2011 and provide a single set of rules of court for family proceedings in the High Court, county courts and magistrates' courts, on the model first established by the Civil Procedure Rules.
The Practice Directions and forms establish a comprehensive modernised code of family procedure replacing a large body of unconsolidated rules, guidance and forms for different courts and different types of proceedings.
The Practice Directions are available to download by clicking here. As new Practice Directions are released by the Family Procedure Rule Committee they will be added to the Practice Guidance section of this website and a link will be added to the overall list.
In 2011 Jordan Publishing will provide updated guidance and training on the Family Procedure Rules, including in the new editions of Family Court Practice, Hershman and McFarlane: Children Law and Practice, Duckworth's Matrimonial Property and Finance, Family Law Precedents Service, and Emergency Remedies in the Family Courts.