Lawyers in lockdown due to Covid-19 does not mean that the family justice system can grind to a halt. Senior judges and the MOJ have been working furiously to provide guidance, changing on an almost daily basis but does the guidance match the reality? Mostyn J conducted a virtual multi party hearing in the High Court successfully but that is not the general experience.
This virtual classroom will consider:
What is the current guidance on remote hearings?
Are they all GDPR compliant?
What does the Information Commissioner say?
What platforms are permissible?
Who organises the hearing?
Is it manageable with litigants in person, interpreters?
Preparation of Electronic Bundles – do lawyers have the skills?
What’s the reality of a remote court hearing?
How are the local courts managing?
How do we manage court backlog after lockdown?
Non-court dispute resolution and Arbitration
How all of this impacts on specific areas of family law