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Child Arrangements Programme (PD 12B) – essential update

Date:16 APR 2014

Family Law special issue

The labours of the Private Law Working Group set up by the President of the Family Division back in August 2013 have now come to fruition and on 22 April the new Practice Direction 12B - Child Arrangements Programme will be here. Highlighted in this the latest in our series of articles are some of the salient points to note.

In a nutshell:

The new Practice Direction 12B - Child Arrangements Programme (CAP) applies where a dispute arises between separated parents and/or families about the arrangements concerning children. It encourages and promotes the use of Dispute Resolution Services and where a matter does require the intervention of the court swift resolution of the dispute.


In effect 22 April 2014

Read the full article here.