New Practice Direction 36F: pilot scheme relating to children.
22 January 2018
PRACTICE DIRECTION 36F – PILOT SCHEME: PROCEDURE FOR USING STRUCTURED INTERVENTIONS BEFORE A FIRST HEARING DISPUTE RESOLUTION APPOINTMENT IN CERTAIN PRIVATE LAW PROCEEDINGS RELATING TO CHILDREN
New Practice Direction 36F implements a pilot scheme in certain private law proceedings relating to children. The purpose of the pilot scheme is to assess the use of structured out of court interventions in resolving child arrangement disputes. The aim of the Pilot Scheme is to help families resolve disputes involving children without the need to attend Court, thus easing the burden of the Family Courts and benefiting the children and families involved.
The Pilot Scheme involves the following key stages:
(See Justice link above)