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Court: High
Topic: Family law proceedings
Category: Family

HC51 - Family law proceedings

1. The objective of this practice direction is to ensure that the proceedings to which it applies are determined in a manner which is just, efficient and most cost effective and, in particular that (i) save in exceptional circumstances, the hearing of such proceedings should be completed in this court within one year from the date of commencement or earlier in appropriate cases and (ii) the parties should have an opportunity of entering into productive discussions at the earliest possible opportunity ... ... ... ... ...

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Dated: 16th July 2009
Signed: Richard Johnson
President of the High Court