I Preliminary II Matrimonial Causes III Other Matrimonial etc Proceedings IV Proceedings under the Children Act 1989 V Wardship VI Child Abduction & Custody Act 1985 VII Enforcement of Orders VIII Appeals IX Disability X Procedure (General) Appendix 1 - Standard Forms Appendix 2 - Contents of Petition Appendix 3 - Part IV Applications - notices & respondentsThose who are familiar with Matrimonial Causes Rules 1977, may be interested in the following rules:
Rule 2.63 - Request for further information etc. (Replacing MCR 1977 Rule 77)
"Any party to an application for ancillary relief may by letter require any other party to give further information concerning any matter contained in any affidavit filed by or on behalf of that other party or any other relevant matter, or to furnish a list of relevant documents or to allow inspection of any such document, and may, in default of compliance by such other party, apply to the district judge for directions".
Rule 10.20 - Inspection of documents retained in court. (Replacing MCR 1977 Rule 130).
This entitles a party to any family proceedings or his solicitor to "have a search made for, and may inspect and bespeak a copy of, any document filed or lodged in the court office in those proceedings". This rule does not require any party to disclose their address [rule 10.21]
I Introductory II General - largely as part IV of SI 1247 III Miscellaneous Schedule 1 - Standard Forms Schedule 2 - Respondents & notice Schedule 3 - Consequential & minor amendments
NOTE: Rules 3 to 21 of SI 1359 are largely as rules 4.3 to 4.21 of SI 1247.
Originally published - March 1992