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In Uk Family Courts is it compulsory for a trial to be

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In Uk Family Courts is it compulsory for a trial bundle to be provided by applicant if they have legal representation for a contested final hearing?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Harris replied 1 year ago.

Hi, thank you for your question. Under family Procedure Rules, they only have to provide a copy of the index to the respondent as by this stage they should have all the documents. However, usually an unrepresented party would usually be provided a copy of a bundle upon payment of reasonable copying charges.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is a trial bundle required as I have received absolutely nothing at present and Final Hearing is meant to be Wednesday. Should I request an adjournment? I don't think a bundle has been produced at all, which doesn't seem right as there are many documents that I wish to include in it.
Expert:  Harris replied 1 year ago.

If the other party is legally represented they will have an obligation to prepare and file a trial bundle (and serve an index on other parties) usually no later than 4 days prior to the hearing so I would suggest you contact them to see if this is done and if they can provide you a copy.

Expert:  Harris replied 1 year ago.

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