Guidance

There is a broad range of Guidance material available through our Guidance Locator. Alternatively you can browse below.

Guidance in cases with an international element

In May 2016 the President of the Family Division issued the following guidance for those involved in cases with an international element : Liaison between Courts in England and Wales and British Embassies and High Commissions International Family Justice FAQs Judicial Guidance – Cross Border Transfer

Updated template to help social workers prepare for court launched

The Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS) and the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) have launched an updated template for local authority social workers to use when submitting evidence to support an application for a care or supervision order to the courts. The original Social Work Evidence Template (SWET) was(…)

New CAP Orders

The President has announced the launch of a new CAP template. Read the President’s announcement here. Download master orders here. The orders will be placed on the Guidance Locator here.

Revised Efficiency Statement re Final FR Hearings before a HCJ

Mostyn J has issued a revised Efficiency Statement concerning the conduct of Final Hearings in Financial Remedy Proceedings heard by a High Court Judge. It is effective from 1 February 2016 and can be found here (and will be placed on the Guidance Locator).  

Guidance Locator

There has been a lot of guidance published lately. We thought it would help to put all the links in one place. So here goes… We will update this post as time goes on. Click on the header to show the full list of documents in each category. President’s Views President’s ViewsPresident’s View 1President’s View 2President’s(…)

Re N (Children) (Adoption : Jurisdiction) [2015]

Download the judgment of the Court of Appeal in Re N (Children) (Adoption: Jurisdiction) [2015] EWCA Civ 1112 which deals with a number of fundamental legal issues and important matters of practice in relation to adoption cases where there is a ‘foreign’ element.

Financial Remedy Omnibus – amendments

The Financial Remedy Omnibus has been revised. Download the amendments here. You can find this and other guidance and templates gathered together in one place on our Guidance Locator page.