"A Practical Guide to Family Proceedings" has established itself as a straightforward, easy-to-follow handbook of procedure, written for family lawyers. It is equally useful as an aide-memoire for the hard-pressed specialist or as an introduction for the less experienced. The book will enable the busy practitioner to avoid the most common pitfalls encountered when following procedure and preparing documents for presentation to the court, thereby avoiding unnecessary work and the possibility of incurring a wasted costs order, whilst contributing to speeding up the whole process. Previous editions of the book have been widely used in the Principal Registry of the Family Division, other district registries and county courts. This new edition has been thoroughly updated to include new chapters on the Gender Recognition Act 2004, and applications for financial relief, following overseas divorce and reciprocal enforcement of maintenance orders. It also contains over thirty precedents and forms.
District Judge Robert Blomfield T.D. Cambridge County Court Helen Brooks, the Training Officer of the Principal Registry of the Family Division With District Judge James Taylor, Cambridge County Court