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Why delay in financial remedy cases?

District Judge Nigel Law is frustrated by the failure of solicitors to agree the value of properties owned by separating families before the first appointment

3 May 2017

Financial remedy cases are up by 9 per cent year on year, and will be listed into already busy lists. The first appointment is the first opportunity for a judge to give directions under the Family Procedure Rules 9.15, or if a notice has been served by both parties pursuant to FPR 9.14(5)(d) and if time is available, treat the hearing as a financial dispute resolution appointment.

It is that second category of cases to which I refer in this article.

By application of the overriding objective in FPR 1.1(2), the judge must deal with a case justly by, so far as is practicable:

‘(a) ensuring that it is dealt with expeditiously and fairly;

(b) dealing with the case in ways which are proportionate to the nature, importance, and complexity of the issues;

(c) en...

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