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Costs in children cases (£)

Date:9 SEP 2014
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In ‘Costs in private law children proceedings: what now?’ published in the September issue of Family Law Barrister Nicola Fox from 1 King’s Bench Walk looks at that core of cases which is not resolvable by dispute resolution and for which parties instruct legal representatives to help them. These include cases where there are factual disputes (eg allegations of serious sexual or physical abuse) or where there is little possibility of agreement (eg an application to permanently remove the child to another country). For these life-changing decisions many parties instruct legal representation often at great personal financial sacrifice. In such circumstances what is the current position with respect to costs orders in these proceedings?

Under FPR 2010 r 28.1 the court may at any time make such order as to costs as it thinks just. The power to...

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