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President’s Guidance: Addition to Compendium of Standard Family Orders

With the agreement of the President, Mr Justice Mostyn has promulgated three new orders, and an addition to an existing order, to be added with immediate effect to the Compendium of Standard Orders.

The three new orders are those proposed by Sir James Munby in his decision Re A-F (Children) (No 2) [2018] EWHC 2129 (Fam) on 26 July 2018 at [13]. They relate to those cases where the inherent jurisdiction is invoked to authorise a deprivation of liberty in respect of children who are the subject of care proceedings. They will be placed in a new Chapter 23 as follows:

Chapter 23: Child DoL Orders

The addition is to the Financial Remedy Order No. 2.1 and provides for a new para 25A. This gives the suggested form of words where the parties agree that the whole case, or a specific issue within it, should be referred to arbitration.

The new orders and a revised version of Order 2.1 are contained within a zip file attached to the guidance, for which click here.