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Practice Direction - Practice Directions Relating to Family Proceedings in Force before 6th April 2011 which Support the Family Procedure Rules 2010
Part 1 - Overriding Objective
Part 2 - Application and Interpretation of the Rules
Practice Direction 2A - Functions of the Court in the Family Procedure Rules 2010 and Practice Directions which may be performed by a single lay justice
Part 3 - Non-court Dispute Resolution
Practice Direction 3A - Family Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings (MIAMS)
Part 4 - General Case Management Powers
Practice Direction 4A - Striking Out a Statement of Case
Practice Direction 4B - Civil Restraint Orders
Part 5 - Forms and Start of Proceedings
Practice Direction 5A - Forms
Part 6 - Service
Practice Direction 6A - Service Within the Jurisdiction
Practice Direction 6B - Service Out of the Jurisdiction
Practice Direction 6C - Disclosure of Addresses by Government Departments
Part 7 - Procedure for Applications in Matrimonial and Civil Partnership Proceedings
Practice Direction 7A - Procedure for Applications in Matrimonial and Civil Partnership Proceedings
Practice Direction 7B - Medical Examinations on Applications for Annulment of a Marriage
Practice Direction 7C - Polygamous Marriages
Practice Direction 7D - The Gender Recognition Act 2004
Part 8 - Procedure for Miscellaneous Applications
Practice Direction 8A - Where to start certain proceedings
Part 9 - Applications for a Financial Remedy
Practice Direction 9A - Application for a Financial Remedy
Part 10 - Applications under Part 4 of the Family Law Act 1996
Practice Direction 10A - Part 4 of the Family Law Act 1996
Part 11 - Applications under Part 4A of the Family Law Act 1996
Part 12 - Proceedings Relating to Children Except Parental Order Proceedings and Proceedings for Applications in Adoption, Placement and Related Proceedings
Practice Direction 12A - Care, Supervision and Other Part 4 Proceedings: Guide to Case Management
Practice Direction 12B - Child Arrangements Programme
Practice Direction 12C - Service of Application in Certain Proceedings Relating to Children
Practice Direction 12D - Inherent Jurisdiction (Including Wardship) Proceedings
Practice Direction 12E - Urgent Business
Practice Direction 12F - International Child Abduction
Practice Direction 12G - Communication of Information
Practice Direction 12H - Contribution Orders
Practice Direction 12I - Applications for Reporting Restriction Orders
Practice Direction 12J - Child Arrangements and Contact Order: Domestic Violence and Harm
Practice Direction 12K - Children Act 1989: Exclusion Requirement
Practice Direction 12L - Children Act 1989:Risk Assessments under Section 16A
Practice Direction 12M - Family Assistance Orders: Consultation
Practice Direction 12N - Enforcement of Children Act 1989 Child Arrangements Orders: Disclosure and Information to Officers of the National Probation Service
Practice Direction 12O - Child: Arrival by air
Practice Direction 12P - Removal from Jurisdiction: Issue of Passports
Part 13 - Proceedings Under Section 54 of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008
Part 14 - Procedure for Applications in Adoption, Placement and Related Proceedings
Practice Direction 14A - Who Receives a Copy of the Application Form for Orders in Proceedings
Practice Direction 14B - The First Directions Hearing - Adoptions with a Foreign Element
Practice Direction 14C - Reports by the Adoption Agency or Local Authority
Practice Direction 14D - Reports by a Registered Medical Practitioner ('Health Reports')
Practice Direction 14E - Communication of Information Relating to Proceedings
Practice Direction 14F - Disclosing Information to an Adopted Adult
Part 15 - Representation of Protected Parties
Practice Direction 15A - Protected Parties
Practice Direction 15B - Adults Who May be Protected Parties and Children Who May Become Protected Parties in Family Proceedings
Part 16 - Representation of Children and Reports in Proceedings Involving Children
Practice Direction 16A - Representation of Children
Part 17 - Statements of Truth
Practice Direction 17A - Statements of Truth
Part 18 - Procedure for other Applications in Proceedings
Practice Direction 18A - Other Applications in Proceedings
Part 19 - Alternative Procedure for Applications
Practice Direction 19A - Alternative Procedure for Applications
Part 20 - Interim Remedies and Security for Costs
Practice Direction 20A - Interim Remedies
Part 21 - Miscellaneous Rules about Disclosure and Inspection of Documents
Practice Direction 21A - Disclosure and Inspection
Part 22 - Evidence
Practice Direction 22A - Written Evidence
Part 23 - Miscellaneous Rules about Evidence
Part 24 - Witnesses, Depositions Generally and taking of Evidence in Member States of the European Union
Practice Direction 24A - Witnesses, Depositions and Taking of Evidence in Member States of the European Union
Part 25 - Experts and Assessors
Practice Direction 25A - Experts and Assessors in Family Proceedings
Practice Direction 25B - The Duties of an Expert, the Expert's Report and Arrangements for an Expert to Attend Court
Practice Direction 25C - Children Proceedings - the Use of Single Joint Experts and the Process Leading to an Expert Being Instructed or Expert Evidence Being Put Before the Court
Practice Direction 25D - Financial Remedy Proceedings and Other Family Proceedings (Except Children Proceedings) - the Use of Single Joint Experts and the Process Leading to Expert Evidence Being Put Before the Court
Practice Direction 25E - Discussions Between Experts in Family Proceedings
Practice Direction 25F - Assessors in Family Proceedings
Part 26 - Change of Solicitor
Practice Direction 26A - Change of Solicitor
Part 27 - Hearings and Directions Appointments
Practice Direction 27A - Family Proceedings: Court Bundles (Universal Practice to be Applied in the High Court and Family Court)
Practice Direction 27B - Attendance of Media Representatives at Hearings in Family Proceedings
Practice Direction 27C - Attendance of Media Representatives at Hearings in Family Proceedings
Part 28 - Costs
Practice Direction 28A - Costs
Part 29 - Miscellaneous
Practice Direction 29A - Human Rights, Joining the Crown
Practice Direction 29B - Human Rights Act 1998
Practice Direction 29C – Transfer of proceedings from the family court to the high court 
Part 30 - Appeals
Practice Direction 30A - Appeals
Part 31 - Registration of Orders under the Council Regulation, the Civil Partnership (Jurisdiction and Recognition of Judgments) Regulations 2005 and under the Hague Convention 1996
Practice Direction 31A - Registration of Orders under the Council Regulation, the Civil Partnership (Jurisdiction and Recognition of Judgments) Regulations 2005 and under the 1996 Hague Convention
Part 32 - Registration and Enforcement of Orders
Practice Direction 32A – Forms Relating to Part 32
Part 33 - Enforcement
Practice Direction 33A - Enforcement of Undertakings
Part 34 - Reciprocal Enforcement of Maintenance Orders
Practice Direction 34A - Reciprocal Enforcement of Mainenance Orders
Practice Direction 34B - Tracing Payers Overseas
Practice Direction 34C - Applications for Recognition and Enforcement to or from European Union Member States
Practice Direction 34D – Form Relating to Part 34
Practice Direction 34E – Reciprocal Enforcement of Maintenance Orders – Designated Family Judge Areas
Part 35 - Mediation Directive
Practice Direction 35A - Mediation Directive
Part 36 - Transitional Arrangements and Pilot Schemes
Practice Direction 36A - Transitional Arrangements
Practice Direction 36C - Pilot Scheme: Care and Supervision Proceedings and Other Proceedings under Part 4 of the Children Act 1989
Part 37 - Applications and proceedings in relation to contempt of court
Practice Direction 37A - Applications and Proceedings in Relation to Contempt of Court

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