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Judicial Protocol extended to include Northern Ireland
Feb 6, 2023
Following a review of the working of that Protocol and discussions with the Northern Ireland judiciary, it has been agreed that the Protocol be extended to include Northern Ireland and a revised version of the Protocol can be found below.
The 2018 Protocol was supported by supplementary information in the form of a Handbook on family law relating to children in Scotland and in England & Wales, which can also be found below. A supplementary Handbook to include Northern Ireland family law will be added at a later date. In the meantime, Northern Ireland will operate in shadow mode where arrangements apply.
Judicial Protocol Regulating Direct Judicial Communications Between Scotland, and England and Wales, in Children’s Cases