• February 23, 2024
 Practice Direction Update No 2 of 2023

Practice Direction Update No 2 of 2023

PD Update No.2 of 2023 makes the following provisions:

  • PD2C, which makes provision for functions of the family court which may be performed by a Justices’ Legal Adviser, is amended to correct a cross-reference to a specific paragraph in another PD.
  • PD36P is amended to extend the end date of the pilot PD underpinning HMCTS’s online placement proceedings system from 31 March 2023 to 31 October 2023.
  • PD 36V is amended to extend the end date of the pilot PD that modifies existing rule and PD provision to reflect the existence of the family mediation voucher scheme from 31 March 2023 to 31 March 2025.
  • PD36Z, which underpins the pilot Investigatory Approach currently in place in pathfinder courts, is amended in consequence of the new PD36ZE.
  • PD36ZB is amended to extend the end date of the pilot PD underpinning HMCTS’s online adoption proceedings system, from 31 March 2023 to 31 October 2023.
  • PD36ZC is amended to extend the end date of the pilot PD underpinning HMCTS’s online system for matrimonial and civil partnership proceedings from 5 April 2023 to 30 November 2023.
  • A new pilot PD, PD36ZE, replaces PD36Y to continue various flexibilities for a further period.
  • PD41D, which underpins HMCTS’s online system for public law proceedings, is amended to mandate use of the online system by legal representatives.

Ministry of Justice

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