Family Procedure Rules
[This page was last updated on 13 January 2015]
Update 11 January 2015
The Family Procedure Rules and Practice Direction have been updated to include amendments made to support the Regulation (EU) No 606/2013 on mutual recognition of protection measures in civil matters.
This update reflects those amendments made by the Family Procedure (Amendment No.4) Rules 2014 and Practice Direction Amendments that came into force on 11 January 2015. The remaining provisions will come into force on 6 April 2015.
Update 22 April 2014The Family Procedure Rules and Practice Directions have been updated to include amendments made to support the single family court, the family justice provisions of the Children and Families Act 2014 and the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013.
The update reflects amendments made by the Family Procedure (Amendment No.3) Rules 2013 [SI 2013 No.3204(L.26)], the Family Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2014 [SI 2014 No.524(L.5)], the Family Procedure (Amendment No.2) Rules 2014 [SI 2014 No.667(L.11)] and the Family Procedure (Amendment No.3) Rules 2014 [SI 2014 No.843(L.15)], in addition to amendments made to the supplementary Practice Directions.
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