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The accompanying Practice Note sets out practical guidance to the judiciary on such matters as:
The main aim of the Practice Note is to ensure that court requests to CAFCASS/CAFCASS Cymru to appoint a guardian in private law matters are dealt with in a consistent and timely manner and are referred to the appropriate office to avoid delays in allocation.
The new Practice Note also sets out a clearer set of criteria as to which cases should be referred to the CAFCASS High Court Team or Assembly Lawyers rather than to the local CAFCASS/CAFACSS Cymru offices.
This ready reference guide for all family court practitioners and judges provides a portable...