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PSL Essential Update - Family Procedure Rules Amendments April 2016

Date:6 APR 2016

In a nutshell:

Changes have been made to the Family Procedure Rules to create a new Part 39 regarding attachment of earning orders and a new Part 40 relating to charging orders stop orders and stop notices. There is a new PD 40A to compliment Part 40. There have also been some other minor changes to strike out applications the Child Arrangements Programme and forms in PD 5A.


In force from 6 April 2016.

The statutes and statutory instruments that make the changes:

The Family Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2016 SI 2016/355
Practice Direction Amendments

Summary of the changes:

It is a mixed bag of changes so it's a good idea to look through the SI and amendment document in full but the main points are as follows:

Within the Family Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2016 SI 2016/355:
  • Rule 3 amends Rule 4.4 of the FPR to clarify that written evidence must be taken into account if the court is considering striking out a statement of case. Practice Direction 4A - Striking out a statement of case - has also been updated with the insertion of paragraph 1.1A which...

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