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Amendments to Family Procedure Rules

Amendments to paragraph 1.4 and 11.1 of Practice Direction 36N, to add provision for a legal representative of a respondent to use the online system for contested financial remedy applications and remove references to Maintenance Pending Suit applications, came into force on 18 December 2020. The remainder of the amendments come into force on 11 January 2021.

The following new Practice Direction comes into force 1 February 2021:
The introduction of new Practice Direction 41C to provide for a procedure by which, in specified circumstances, appeal proceedings in Family Division of the High Court may proceed by electronic means using an online case management system.

The following Practice Direction amendments came into force on 18 December 2020:

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