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Out-Of-Court Resolution: DR in the Corona Virus Environment and Beyond

Date: 27/03/2020 Type: Articles Topic: ADR | Children | Finances |
Author: Suzanne Kingston - Mills & Reeve

We are adapting to a whole new normal – There’s been an overnight shift to remote working for almost the entire population and the court system which has remained unchanged for decades is creaking and in many instances no longer available. This is therefore a time for alternatives to court to come into their own. We are lucky that over the years we have developed a whole range of DR. All of the forms of DR can be undertaken virtually – whether by Skype/zoom/loop up and many accredited practitioners are waiting to help.

Coronavirus in the Family Law arena

Date: 23/03/2020 Type: Articles Topic: International |

The Coronavirus pandemic has no doubt created fear around the world. With school closures, travel bans and the lockdown of many cities around the world, many of us are left wondering where the safest place for us is to ride out the coming months. Whilst it is completely understandable to want to protect ourselves, our families and our children, if looking for a safe haven results in you removing your children from their country of residence, without the consent of the other parent, you could find yourself facing civil and criminal repercussions.

More Skype hearings prompted by the Coronavirus outbreak

Date: 09/03/2020 Type: Articles Topic: International |
Author: David Hodson OBE MICArb

Reports in some media and newspapers today, Sunday 8th March 2020, indicate that HM Courts & Tribunals Service is moving ahead with coronavirus containment plans to have more Skype type video-conferencing court hearings, particularly and initially in criminal cases, to reduce the need for use of public transport and public gathering. The family law profession will follow developments closely as it can only be a short step to the same measures in the Family Court.

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