The Family Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2015 were published on 26th March 2015.
These Rules amend the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (S.I. 2010/2955) (“the FPR”).
Rules 3 to 7, 9(a) and (b) and 12 make amendments to the FPR which are consequential upon the coming into force of section 12A of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (c.18), which makes provision in respect of the grounds on which a marriage converted from a civil partnership (under section 9 of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 (c.30)) is void or voidable.
Rule 8 amends rule 7.21 of the FPR to change the period of notice to be given under that rule to not less than 14 days and to require notice to be given to the court, as well as to be served on every other party.
Rule 9(c) amends the FPR in consequence of the coming into force of section 8(5A) of the Gender Recognition Act 2004 (c.7), which was inserted by the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013, and which makes provision for a spouse to apply to quash a decision to issue an interim gender recognition certificate on the grounds that its grant was secured by fraud. Continue reading
IN THE NORTHAMPTON COUNTY COURT His Honour Arthur Anthony JUDGE RUMBELOW QC A Circuit Court Judge Assigned to the Northern Circuit.
CASE NUMBER NN13P00882
Ngozi Godwell vs Northamptonshire Local Authority