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For any family law crisis, Emergency Remedies in the Family Courts
- Identifies the appropriate remedy
- Explains in step-by-step detail the requisite procedure
- Provides model applications and pleadings
- Clarifies the underlying law
Written and edited by an unrivalled team of experts, definitive advice is provided on all aspects of the law, together with guidance on over 70 urgent applications, including:
Emergency Remedies in the Family Courts
- Application for non-molestation and/or occupation order under Family Law Act 1996, Part IV
- Application for a freezing injunction, search orders and writ ne exeat regno
- Authority to place a child in secure accommodation
- Application for an emergency protection order
- Application for authority under the inherent jurisdiction
- Application for warrant of arrest under Family Law Act 1996, Pt IV, s 47(8)
- Application for forced marriage protection orders
- Application for judicial review
- Urgent appeal against an order by magistrates for transfer of residence of a child
- Application to extend or restrict publicity
- Application in respect of mentally ill persons
- Applications concerning domestic and international child abduction
- The impact of the Hague Convention 1996 on the Protection of Children
- Applications under TOLATA and MFP Act 1984 Part III
- General introduction on procedure under the FPR 2010
has a unique format comprising four parts:
- Key Page - A quick reference guide to the appropriate application, who can apply and in which court the application must be made
- Procedural Guide - Takes you step-by-step through each stage of an application and cross-refers you to the relevant rules of court
- Precedents - Includes all documentation needed for each application
- Law and Practice - These sections present unrivalled advice from a team of experts giving you a full understanding of the applicable law
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- Applications under the Children Act 1989
- Wardship and the Inherent Jurisdiction
- Child Abduction: Registration and Enforcement
- Personal Protection and Occupation of the Family Home
- Protection of Family Property
- Restriction of Publicity
- Protection of the Mentally and Physically Infirm
- Appeals Including Stay of Execution and Bail
- Civil Partnership
- Emergency Contact Details
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Update 37 (March 2014)
This release contains updates to Divisions General; A (Applications under the Children Act 1989); B (Wardship and the inherent jurisdiction); C (Adoption); D (Child abduction: registration and enforcement); E (Personal protection and occupation of the family home); F (Protection of family property); G (Restriction of publicity); H (Mental and physical infirmity); and Appendix A10 (Practice Guidance).
In addition to the general updating to reflect legislative changes and case-law in this issue the precedents in all the divisions have been overhauled to incorporate the new style of orders where possible in accordance with the President’s House Rules. While the style and content of the new orders may be revised following consultation, the precedents will provide practitioners with an immediate template as a guide to work from.
In addition, all divisions have been revised and updated to take into account the latest developments. The following additions made are of particular note:
- Division A: Provisions relating to fee remission; transfer of proceedings under BIIR Art 15; care placement outside the jurisdiction and requests by a member state for the return of a child and the Supreme Court’s decision in Re B (A Child)  UKSC 33.
- Division B: Commentary on the Supreme Court’s decision in Re A (A Child)  UKSC 60 with reference to habitual residence; Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust v James  UKSC 6 in determining ‘best interests’ of a patient where a declaration is sought to withhold invasive treatment; KL (A Child)  UKSC 75 concerning the use of the court’s inherent jurisdiction to order the return of a child applying the ‘best interests’ and ‘welfare’ principles and discussion on balancing the competing Arts 8 and 10 rights in restricting publication of information concerning a child’s care.
- Division D: A new draft form of order for accepting transfer of public law proceedings pursuant to BIIR Art 15; a new section on Art 15, which deals with the procedure to be adopted when transfer of proceedings is proposed, the level of court to which request for transfer should be made, the criteria to be applied when determining whether transfer should be accepted and giving effect to the request for transfer. This division also deals in detail with the Supreme Court’s decisions in Re A (A Child) (above) and Re LC (Children)  UKSC 1 and its impact on habitual residence. The impact of BIIR on the 1980 Hague Convention cases, factors to be taken into account when evaluating a child’s objection and a new section dealing with suspended return order, setting aside and reversal of a return order and costs in abduction cases are also included.
- Division E: New orders in relation to FMPO; the use of the Children Act 1989 to obtain an exclusion or occupation order or other remedy and discussion of CW v SG  EWHC 854 (Fam) and A v D  EWHC 2963 (Fam).
- Division F: Application and ramifications of the Supreme Court’s decision in Prest v Petrodel Resources Limited in recent cases and Mostyn J’s decision in UL v BK  EWHC 1735 and its impact on applications for an injunction under s 37 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 and ‘freezing orders’.
- Division G: Updated precedents on permitting/restricting publication of information, discussion on media attendance in court proceedings, basis for restriction publication of information and the President’ determination to provide transparency.
- Division H: Reference to the continued need for reliance on the court’s inherent jurisdiction to obtain protective orders not only in respect of the vulnerable but also those lacking capacity where neither the MHA 1983 nor the MCA 2005 applies.
A new section dealing with Legal Services Orders and costs allowances has been included in this issue and the General Division includes material on striking out a claim, litigation privilege and without prejudice and mediation immunity.
"A very good tool for the busy family lawyer"
The third edition of Emergency Remedies in the Family Courts, in loose-leaf form, is intended, like the previous editions, to meet the practical needs of family law practitioners. Among the helpful suggestions received from users and adopted in this edition is the change to loose-leaf. The continuing changes in family law and procedures, some by statute or rules of court and some evolutionary, make it difficult for courts and practitioners to keep up to date. Users of the book, including teachers of family law, have persuaded the authors and publishers that the book will be more useful if the latest developments are regularly incorporated.
The second edition of this book included a page headed ‘The Book and How to Use it’, which said ‘Experienced practitioners often guide a less experienced assistant or colleague by giving him or her a precedent to adapt and explaining the sequence of steps which need to be taken’. The Preface to the second edition said the book ‘is designed to enable a busy family law practitioner in private practice or employed by a local authority, easily to find a precedent for an emergency application to an appropriate court. Procedural guides facilitate pursuit of each application. Explanatory texts help to understand what can be achieved in an application and to justify what the practitoner seeks if he is questioned by the court. Best practice is the model’.
The goal of the third edition is to build on the strengths of the earlier editions, carrying forward the same practical approach.
The personal protection material (Division E) has been updated on the basis of the present law. The revisions for the new law and practice under the Family Law Act 1996 will be distributed in time for the commencement of Part IV of the Act, which is expected to be in October 1997.
The spectrum of experience of the team of authors is the source from which the book draws its strength and I thank each of them for their positive and committed contributions. My thanks are also due to David Burrows for providing the material for Appendix 1; Peter Harris, the Official Solicitor, for contributing Appendix 5; Ruth Few, Clerk of the Rules, Family Division, for helpful suggestions for improvements in ‘Procedure on appeal from magistrates’ in Division I; Mrs Melanie Perara for the application for displacement of nearest relative in Division H and to District Judge Roger Bird for reviewing some of the precedents.
The courts exercising the family jurisdiction can only operate usefully if the lawyers and public who use them understand their procedures. The difference between an order which leads to an effective result and one which does not may depend, particularly in an emergency, upon making the correct application to the right court supported by the relevant information. All the courts, including those dealing with family law, are engaged in the process of streamlining the procedures with a view to saying delays in hearing cases, avoiding complexity and reducing unnecessary costs of litigation. Practitioners have to be well aware of the changes in the rules and practice directions of the courts.
The third edition of this invaluable book brings up to date the procedures of all the relevant family courts and continues to guide those using the book, step by step, by clear and easy to follow instructions. It is a must for all practitioners, whether their practice of family law is regular or infrequent.
The Right Hon Lady Justice Butler-Sloss DBE
Her Honour Nasreen Pearce
His Honour Nigel Fricker QC
David Burrows Solicitor Advocate, Bristol
District Judge Susan Jackson Central London County Court and Nominated Judge of the Court of Protection
David Salter Joint National Head of Family Law, Mills & Reeve, Leeds, Manchester, Cambridge, Norwich, Birmingham and London
Maggie Silver Family Legal Services Manager, North & East Surrey Magistrates’ Court
District Judge Jonathan Whybrow Leicester County Court
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