From 6 April 2011 the Family Procedure Rules 2010 come into effect. These will replace the Family Procedure Rules 1991 – the code that governs the operation of family work in the County Courts. The new rules are designed to create a single unified code of practice for matters heard in the Magistrate’s Court, County Court or High Court. They also aim to modernise the language used and importantly, streamline procedure.
The new rules will govern all Applications issued from 6 April 2011 and also include the compulsory requirement for mediation before making an application to the Court.
Hart Reade offer a free 30 minute initial appointment with one of our specialist lawyers on all aspects of Family Law and Mediation / Alternative Dispute Resolution. Please contact us on Eastbourne 01323 727321 or Hailsham 01323 841481 to see how we can help you.