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Order 13.2 - Abduction - Disclosure Order

Standard family order as approved by the President June 2018

  • Comment

    In relation to the types of disclosure orders that might be obtained, see Re HM (Vulnerable Adult: Abduction) [2010] EWHC 870 (Fam), [2010] 2 FLR 1057 and Re B (A Child) (Wrongful Removal: Orders against Non-Parties) [2010] EWHC 870, [2010] 2 FLR 1057.

    See also FPR 2010 PD 6C – Disclosure of Addresses by Government Departments (13 February 1989) as amended by Practice Direction 20 July 1995.

    FPR 2010 PD 29C provides that a judge of the family court can transfer proceedings to the High Court for the purpose of making an order under the inherent jurisdiction to require "a government department or agency" to disclose an address to the court.

    The guidance from the President's Office Disclosure Orders against the Inland Revenue (18 November 2003) states that 'The Inland Revenue has agreed to comply with all disclosure orders made against it provide they are made in the inherent jurisdiction of the High Court.'

    See also, para. 27(a) of the President's Guidance Jurisdiction of the Family Court: Allocation of Cases within the Family Court to High Court Judge Level and Transfer of Cases from the Family Court to the High Court.

    The net effect of this guidance is that if the case is before the family court the disclosure order should be made in the family court save where the order is directed against HMRC.

    Disclosure of information relating to a child or an adult is generally provided on the basis that it will only be used for the purposes of the proceedings.

    Guidance above reproduced from the Standard Family Orders Handbook (Vol 2) by HHJ Edward Hess, HHJ Martin Dancey and Edward Devereux QC (Class Legal)

Order, published: 22/08/2018

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Published: 22/08/2018

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