Following 12 years of piecemeal amendments, 2017 and 2018 saw the Circuit Court make significant changes to family law Rules. Most notable among the changes was the Circuit Court Rules (Family Law) 2017 and also the consolidation of Order 59. With the vast majority of divorce and separation proceedings being dealt with at the Circuit Court level, it is vital for those working in the area of family law to come to grips with these developments. Divorce and Judicial Separation Proceedings in the Circuit Court aims to provide a practitioner-focussed reference guide to the new changes and rules. It is fully up to date, and includes the new Family Law Circuit Court Rules introduced in October 2018.
This new title features:
- The full text of Order 59 laid out together with annotations and cross-references.
- Detailed explanation of the rationale behind the new rules.
- A section on precedent proceedings, including those that are part of Order 59 as well as new precedents not available elsewhere, including:
- New declarations for mediation
- New Civil Bill
- New case progression summons
- New certificate of completion of pre-case progression steps
- New certificate of readiness for trial
This user-friendly guide is ideally suited for solicitors and barristers in general practice and those specialising in family law, as well as being an invaluable resource for academic institutions and libraries.