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Consultation launched on draft Practice Direction 3AA

Vulnerable persons: participation in proceedings and giving evidence

The Family Procedure Rule Committee has launched a consultation in respect of Practice Direction 3AA relating to the participation in proceedings of, and giving evidence by vulnerable persons.

The PD is intended to support a new Part 3A of the Family Procedure Rules. Part 3A remains in draft and does not form part of the consultation. Following earlier consultation by the Family Procedure Rule Committee (FPRC) on Part 3A, the President of the Family Division invites comments from interested parties on the draft Practice Direction.

The consultation closes at 5pm on Friday 17 March 2017.

For the consultation document, click here. For the draft PD, click here. For draft Part 3A, click here. For the accompanying consultation letter, click here.