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Amendment No. 1 of 2023

Amendments have been made to Parts III, VII, XIV and Appendix A of the Family Justice Courts Practice Directions. The amendments are summarised below:

(a)  Amendments to Practice Direction 7 on Guidance on Direct Judicial Communications in International Family Proceedings Affecting Children;
(b)  Amendments to Practice Direction 23A on Offer to Resolve in maintenance applications;
(c)  Amendments to Practice Direction 24A on Service of summons under Part VIII of Women’s Charter (except an application made under section 69 or 70);
(d)  Amendments to Practice Direction 161 on Use of Video or Telephone Conferencing for Hearings;
(e)  Amendments to Form 207 (Consent for Service by Way of Email or Mobile Phone Number for Summonses Made Under Section 71 and Section 72 of the Women’s Charter (Cap. 353)) of Appendix A; and
(f)  Amendments to Form 211 (Application for Records of Court Proceedings) of Appendix A.

2. The amendments will take effect on 6 March 2023 and will be reflected at from 6 March 2023.

3. Please find attached a document reflecting the marked-up amendments to the Practice Directions.

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Family Justice Courts Amendment No. 1 Of 2023


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