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Family Court Practice Autumn Supplement 2017

Date:7 NOV 2017
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The Autumn Supplement updates the 2017 edition of The Family Court Practice with all the latest relevant legislation, case-law and guidance, plus revised commentary. 

It includes the new FPR 2010, Pt 3A (plus PD3AA), which deals with the participation of vulnerable persons in proceedings and giving  evidence. It places a duty upon the court to consider the vulnerability of a party or witness and to consider how they might participate in the court  proceedings or give evidence. 

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Also included is the revised FPR PD12J – Child Arrangements and  Contact Orders: Domestic Abuse and Harm, which provides a broader definition of ‘domestic abuse’ as opposed to ‘domestic violence’ and makes mandatory requirements for a number of matters to be included in court orders. 

The Supplement also brings you the latest case reports, including Owens v Owens [2017] EWCA Civ 182 on the issue of no-fault divorce, and Armes v Nottinghamshire County Council [2017] UKSC 60 where the Supreme Court held the local authority vicariously liable for physical and sexual abuse suffered by the claimant while in two different foster placements during the 1980s.

The Supplement includes amended Welsh legislation in relation to children in need and looked-after children, plus expanded and updated commentary to guide you through the differences in law and procedure between England and Wales. This is a vital resource for practitioners covering children cases with a Welsh element and the materials will also appear in The  Family Court Practice Online, along with the relevant Codes of Practice.

Order your copy of The Family Court Practice (main work) and the Autumn Supplement will be sent to you, to keep you reliably updated on the latest developments.