IC v RC  clarifies the circumstances in which the court can use the slip rule to correct drafting errors.
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In the conclusion of a two-part article on the modern law of pre-nups, we explore how the law has developed with respect to pre-nuptial agreements since Radmacher and reflect on what this may mean for the future.
In November 2019 Mrs Justice Knowles delivered a further judgment in the long-running Akhmedova v Akhmedov litigation ( EWHC 3140). The judgment is a helpful summary of the law in relation to the use of illegitimately obtained documents and the circumstances in which a prima facie claim to privilege can be overridden.
In this article we will explore the background to the case, the facts and issues that arose for determination by Knowles J, the law on illegitimately obtained documents and their use in financial remedy proceedings, the law on privilege, the fraud/iniquity exception to privilege, and the decision in this instalment of Akhmedova v Akhmedov. We will finish by providing some practical guidance for practitioners.
The Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010) came into force on 6 April 2011 and made a number of changes to the way in which familiar documents need to be presented.
This practice guide is not intended to set out all of the forms that are in place; the list of forms is extensive and we recommend that you make yourself aware of them. The purpose of this guide is to highlight the key points in relation to the requirements when finalising and submitting documents in relation to family proceedings. All references are to the FPR 2010, unless otherwise stated.
One of the most important aspects of a family lawyer's job is to draft documents on behalf of clients. The documentation can take many different forms and it is often these documents that are pivotal in resolving disputes between parties, whether at a court hearing or in negotiations.
In this podcast, Andrew Campbell, QEB, and Peter Burgess, Burgess Mee, from Resolution's Drafting Committee discuss a number of thorny issues that can arise in drafting financial remedy orders.
The Drafting Committee supports best practice by maintaining a 'gold standard' for financial orders and agreements which is clear and nationally consistent.