Hi, thank you for the further question. Form G is to notify the court whether the parties are ready to go on to the next stage in the court case so in this case it would be progression to the FDR.
The financial statement in Form E is just that and it used to prepare a chronology of key events, a statement of issues, a questionnaire of the other party, and replies to the questionnaire they have received.
The court will send out a Form G to both parties with the timetable and notice of the FDA, to ask each party if they are ready to proceed to the FDR at the first hearing, and if not, why not.
The FDR can only go ahead if both parties have all the documents and financial information that the court has set out in the court timetable, or if the parties are prepared to waive their right to that information and those documents.
Therefore, an example of a reason that someone might put on their Form G as “not being ready to proceed to FDR” could be that they have not received the other party’s' Form E, or not received answers to their questionnaire.
At the FDA, if both parties are ready, the hearing can go ahead as an FDR. If the parties are not ready, then the district judge will give directions, for example the respondent's Form E must be filed within 14 days, and will then set a date for the FDR to take place, for example in another 28 days.
At the FDR, if an agreement is not reached, the case will be listed for a fully contested final hearing