The Financial Remedies Unit at the Central Family Court has issued a local practice direction pilot scheme in relation to all applications for financial remedies and financial orders (as defined under r 2.3 of the FPR 2010). The operation of the Pilot Scheme will be reviewed in April 2017.
The Direction supplements, and does not derogate from, the operation of FPR 2010, r 5.5 and PD5B within the Financial Remedies Unit.
The Direction does not apply to:
- The Petition for Divorce, Nullity or Dissolution of Civil Partnership or proceedings thereunder;
- Any contempt proceedings; or
- Children Proceedings (save for Financial Remedies or Financial Orders).
All applications for the issue of financial proceedings, or applications made within financial remedy proceedings that were issued since 1 January 2016, maybe made by email to the Financial Remedies Unit at the Central Family Court at firstname.lastname@example.org
.The local practice direction for electronic filing at the Central Family Court pilot scheme is available to download here.