These rules may be cited as the Family Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2013 and come into force on 1st April 2013.
These rules amend the Family Procedure Rules 2010 by-
- changing references to certain rules in the Civil Procedure Rules 1998 to reflect renumbering of some of those rules;
- in Part 30 (appeals), giving High Court Judges and Designated Family Judges power when refusing permission to appeal without a hearing, where the application is considered to be totally without merit, to make an order that the person seeking permission may not request the decision to be reconsidered at a hearing.
A full impact assessment has not been prepared for this instrument as no impact on the private or voluntary sectors is foreseen.