Guidance published on remote access to Court of Protection following coronavirus (COVID-19)

Guidance published on remote access to Court of Protection following coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Vice President of the Court of Protection, Mr Justice Hayden has published guidance concerning remote access to the Court of Protection during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The guidance overrides previous protocols and explains that remote hearings are the default position, that remote hearings can be carried out using any of the facilities set out in paragraph 14 of the President of the Family Division’s Guidance dated 19 March 2020 and that the main aim is to ensure access to justice is achieved by all parties to cases before the court.

Also explained in the guidance is:

• the relevant legislative framework for remote hearings

• judicial Access to audio/visual Conferencing Platforms

• video/visual conferencing

• video conferencing platforms

• audio/telephone

• security

• transparency

Source: REMOTE ACCESS TO THE COURT OF PROTECTION GUIDANCE

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