PRACTICE DIRECTION 8A - WHERE TO START CERTAIN PROCEEDINGS
PRACTICE DIRECTION 8A – WHERE TO START CERTAIN PROCEEEDINGS
This Practice Direction supplements rules 8.14 and 8.30 FPR.
Provision for the court (that is, the family court or the High Court) in which proceedings should be started is made in –
(a) rule 8.14 FPR as regards an application under section 17 of the Married Women's Property Act 1882 or section 66 of the 2004 Act; and
(b) rule 8.30 FPR as regards an application for the transfer of a tenancy under section 53 of, and Schedule 7 to, the 1996 Act.
Where rule 8.14 or rule 8.30 FPR means that an application must be made in the family court, then –
(a) the application must be made to the same Designated Family Judge area as the existing (or proposed) matrimonial proceedings or civil partnership proceedings; and
(b) subject to any direction of the court, the matter will be heard in the same location of the family court as those existing (or proposed) proceedings.