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Public Law Outline (PD 12A) – essential update

Date:17 APR 2014

Family Law special issue

In our final article in the series of updates we look at the new PLO. Following the pilot and consultation period we now have the new Practice Direction 12A - Public Law Outline. Some tweaks and adjustments but its (hopefully) correct to say that most of the big surprises (like the 26-week deadline) have been around for a while.

In a nutshell:

On 1 July 2013 a pilot Public Law Outline for care supervision and other Part 4 proceedings was introduced. The pilot ran until 31 March 2014 and now following consultation we have the new Public Law Outline with clear checklists specifics on timetabling and interpretation.



Read the full article here.