PRACTICE DIRECTION 36S – PILOT PROVISION: ANNOUNCEMENTS IN OPEN COURT (SUSPENSION OF CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS)

This practice direction supplements rule 36.2 FPR (transitional arrangements and pilot schemes)

1.1 This practice direction is made under rule 36.2 FPR. It is intended to assess modifications to Practice Directions 10A and 12K to remove current requirements to make specified announcements in open court.

1.2 This practice direction ceases to have effect on 31 March 2021.

1.3 Practice Direction 10A (Part 4 of the Family Law Act 1996) is modified by omitting paragraphs 3.1 and 3.2.

1.4  Practice Direction 12K (Children Act: Exclusion Requirement) is modified by omitting paragraph (1).

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