1. At its July 2020 meeting the Family Procedure Rule Committee considered the issue of service arrangements for applications for orders, and orders made, under Part 4 Family Law Act 1996 (FLA 1996 orders), particularly in light of the temporary restrictions that were then in place around bailiff service because of the Coronavirus outbreak. Bailiff service resumed on 13 July 2020.
2. The Committee has concluded that a pilot Practice Direction should be put in place to make temporary modifications to Part 10 of the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR) for a period of nine months. The resulting pilot Practice Direction 36U comes into force on 3 August 2020 and applies until 3 May 2021.
3. This Guidance should be considered alongside the modifications made to Part 10 FPR by PD36U.
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