Shokrollah-Babee v Shokrollah-Babee

Family – Financial remedies. The terms of r 9.17 of the Family Procedure Rules 2010, SI 2010/2955, which stated that a judge hearing an in-court family dispute resolution appointment (the FDR) 'must have no further involvement' was a strict rule to be obeyed by judges and could not be waived even in circumstances where both or all parties had agreed to the waiver. The Family Division so held in proceedings concerning applications, among other things, to vary a financial remedies order, during the course of which it had been discovered various enforcement and variation applications had been made that the judge hearing those applications had been the judge who had conducted the FDR.

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