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Family Procedure (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2020

The Family Procedure (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2020, which come into force on 1 October 2020, amend the Family Procedure Rules 2010 by substituting for Part 37 of those Rules (applications and proceedings in relation to contempt of court) a new Part 37 that streamlines and simplifies the process for proceedings for contempt of court. The new Part mirrors Part 81 of the Civil Procedure Rules 1998 which was substituted by the Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 3) Rules 2020 following a consultation by the Civil Procedure Rule Committee (Proposed rule changes relating to contempt of court: redraft of CPR Part 81), which ran from 9 March 2020 to 11 May 2020.

The Amendment No. 2 Rules also make amendments in Parts 10 and 11 of the Family Procedure Rules 2010 which are consequential on the streamlining of the new Part 37.

For the Amendment No. 2 Rules, click here. For the Family Procedure Rules 2010, click here.