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Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007

Part 1 – England and Wales

115.This Part contains consequential amendments to England and Wales legislation necessary for the implementation of the Act.

116.Paragraph 1 amends the Supreme Court Act 1981 to assign forced marriage proceedings to the Family Division.

117.Paragraph 2 amends the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 to provide that forced marriage proceedings are family proceedings, and therefore cannot be the subject of an enforceable conditional fee agreement.

118.Paragraph 3 amends the FLA so that non-molestation and occupation orders may be made in proceedings for a forced marriage protection order. Amendments also ensure an affirmative parliamentary procedure for an order made under the new section 63N.

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