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Court: High
Topic: Family law proceedings
Category: Family

HC40 - Family law proceedings

Note: This practice direction supercedes all previous practice directions in respect of the matters covered by it.

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 ... ... ... ... ...

... ... see full text of this practice direction by opening this document link --> HC40 - Family law proceedings including Directions List Return, Callover Return & Affidavit of Verification

Dated: 6th October 2005
Signed: Joseph Finnegan
President of the High Court


Affidavit of verification HC40.doc
Affidavit of verification HC40.pdf