20 July 2020
For Attention Of Family Practitioners:Ards and Lisburn FPC
Administrative Review Lists for Week commencing 10th August
Guidance issued by the Office of the Lord
Chief Justice on 12th and 22nd May set out plans for
administrative reviews of Family Proceedings Courts (FPC).
more detailed guidance, should be consulted for Family Proceedings (all
tiers) and for Family Proceedings Centre (FPC) Pilot : Ards &
Lisburn - these are reviewed and updated regularly.
should identify their cases from the attached list, and collaboratively complete
and lodge Form FCI1 by email to the relevant court
office by 31st July 2020. It is essential that the forms
are completed as comprehensively as possible on the most up to date version of
the FCI1 Form (attached) to narrow the issues to be determined by the judge. Email addresses for
court offices can be found in Annex A. The subject
line of your email should state ‘FPC Review’.
week commencing 10th August 2020, the judge will review all cases listed,
considering the forms received, together with any relevant documents lodged, and determine whether each matter can be
dealt with administratively or will require a hearing. Where the judge
determines a review hearing is required the parties will be notified of the
arrangements. Practitioners should note that the judge may also make
orders/ directions in cases even where no forms have been lodged, and Orders /
Directions will be available via ICOS as normal.
queries regarding the administrative reviews should be directed to the relevant