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Amy Royce-Greensill: The Jackson Five

Date:9 MAY 2013

Amy Royce-GreensillAt the moment I am updating our new Practice Notes to include the amendments made by the Jackson reforms. As a family lawyer it was tempting to try to ignore them - but try as I might I couldn't. Family lawyers have to engage with the Civil Procedure Rules sometimes for example in TOLATA 1996 proceedings. So I thought I'd jot down the main practical points for family lawyers that have arisen from my research. And it just so happens there are five main points which made our editor here very happy indeed brace yourselves for some excellent Jackson Five gags (I am sorry about this truly).

1. You have to file and exchange a Precedent H (a ‘budget') early on in the case.

If your case is allocated to the multi-track (TOLATA 1996 applications tend to be) the Jackson reforms require a ‘budget' to be filed and exchanged early on (unless the case falls...

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