Practice Direction update 4 (2021): Family Procedure Rules 2010 Amendments to Practice Direction 30A, 36U and 41B come into force on 3, 24 and 31 May 2021

The following changes came into force on 3 May 2021:

Practice Direction : 36U         

Modifies existing rules to clarify that a court can order service of an application or order under Part 4 Family Law Act 1996 by a means other than personal service.

The following changes come into force on 24 May 2021:

Practice Direction :30A          

Makes consequential amendments to Practice Direction 30A in light of the change of route of appeal from decisions of District Judges in the Principal Registry of the Family Division in financial remedy proceedings, which change is made in the Family Court (Composition and Distribution of Business) (Amendment) Rules 2021.

The following changes come into force on 31 May 2021:

Practice Direction : 41B         

Makes provision for the online system for consent financial remedy applications. The amendment to this Practice Direction will mandate the use of the online system by applicants’ legal representatives.