Revised Standard Orders in respect of Financial Remedies Cases
This week, Mr Justice Mostyn, in agreement with the President of the Family Division, has amended, revised and re-issued standard order numbers 1.1, 1.2 (Orders in relation to Financial Directions), 2.1 (Financial Remedy Orders) and 2.2 (Orders under Children Act 1989, Schedule 1) of the Standard Financial and Enforcement Orders.
The amendments are similar in each order and focus on the parties’ filing of Form H’s, including costs incurred to date as well as future costs. It also intends to record if parties have failed to file this information. It is now anticipated that there will be two recitals to the order, one to record whether the Applicant has filed relevant cost documentation and one to record whether the Respondent has filed relevant cost documentation.
Such amendments intend to reflect the amendments within the Family Procedure Rules, Rule 9.27(8) and (9). Rule 9.27(8) and (9) now require the Court to record any cost estimates filed as well as any failure to file cost estimates.
The amendments to the Family Procedure Rules as well as the revised standard orders take effect from the 6 July 2020.
A link to the announcement by Mr Justice Mostyn, as well as links to the revised orders number 1.1, 1.2, 2.1 and 2.2 can be found here: https://www.judiciary.uk/announcements/standard-orders-announcement-by-mr-justice-mostyn/