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PSL Essential Update - January: what's new for the New Year?

Date:27 JAN 2016
As usual for this time of year January has been a fairly quiet month for family law news following the Christmas and New Year break. However there have been some interesting developments.

Further restrictions of court document length

On 19 January the President issued a memorandum consulting on proposed amendments to the Bundles Practice Direction - PD 27A. The memorandum contains proposals to restrict the length of core documents such as position statements case summaries and skeleton arguments. If you want to make your views on this issue known responses are due by 1 March and should be sent by email to Andrew Shaw.

In a similar vein Mostyn J published revised guidance on the efficient conduct of financial remedy proceedings further restricting the length of documents used in financial remedy applications in the High Court. The revised guidance takes effect from 1 February.

No fault divorce

The government is expected to debate the 'no fault divorce' bill for the second time on 29 January. The Private Member's Bill was introduced by Richard Bacon MP in October 2015 and is expected...

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