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    Amended forms in relation to adoption

    7 November 2016

    Following new rules which will result in prospective adopters being automatically assigned a serial number in adoption and related applications to preserve their confidentiality, the Family Procedure Rule Committee have published amended forms and guidance notes.

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    Give us your feedback on settlement conferences

    3 November 2016

    Earlier this year, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) announced a five month pilot of settlement conferences across a number of family law courts. It is hoped that these conferences will provide a means of reducing the length of public law proceedings, making the family justice system more efficient and help to identify opportunities to better utilise judicial resources.

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    MoJ opts into EU family law proposal over Brexit risk

    28 October 2016

    The Ministry of Justice says it is in the UK’s interests to opt into an EU regulation on cross-border family matters as a result of risks that could arise once the UK has left the European Union.

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    New forms

    18 October 2016

    New forms for family appeals which should be used as of 3 October 2016

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    CPD year ends 31 October

    28 September 2016

    Make the most of your of your Section membership, and contribute to your 16 CPD hour requirement through your inclusive and discounted webinars. Each webinar is worth 1 CPD hour.

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    Choose the next Excellence Award

    28 September 2016

    Have you got an idea for an award category for next year’s Excellence Awards? 

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    New forms - A58 and D89

    14 September 2016

    The Family Procedure Rule Committee has amended forms A58 and D89 for family proceedings.

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    SRA Handbook consultation

    1 September 2016

    Changes would leave consumers with less protection and could result in a ‘two-tier’ solicitor profession. 

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    Proposed regulatory changes could erode client protection and create 2-tier profession

    26 August 2016

    The SRA published a consultation on proposed changes to the Handbook for solicitor and firm regulation on 1 June. We believe that the proposals, if accepted, will leave clients and consumers with less protection and could result in a ‘two-tier’ solicitor profession

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    New form C20

    22 August 2016

    The new version of form C20, which will be in use from 30 August.