Principal Registry of the Family division

You'll find the Principal Registry of the Family Division at:
First Avenue House
42-49 High Holborn

What is the Family Division?

It is a division of the High Court that has the jurisdiction to deal with all matrimonial matters:

  • The Children Act 1989
  • The Child Abduction and Custody Act 1985

It also deals with:

  • Matters relating to Part IV Family Law Act 1996 (Family Homes & Domestic Violence),
  • Wardship and adoption applications,
  • Declarations in medical treatment cases,
  • Final Dissolution matters (Civil Partnerships)

Who is the Operations Manager?

The Operations Manager is Rachel Jones.

How do I contact the Family Division?

To contact the Family Division please see our Contacts page.

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