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Coronavirus (COVID-19)—National Guidance for the Family Court

Published on: 20 March 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)—National Guidance for the Family Court
  • What principles are set out in the Guidance?
  • Which cases are suitable for a remote hearing?
  • How should urgent hearings be dealt with?
  • What technical guidance is included in the Guidance?
  • What are the requirements for bundles?

Article summary

Family analysis: The President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, has issued National Guidance for the Family Court (the Guidance) in light of COVID-19 setting out details of which hearings may be suitable for a remote hearing, technical aspects, provision as to e-bundles and which party must liaise with the court to arrange and record the remote hearing. A draft directions order and guidance issued in relation to the Financial Remedies Court are also annexed to the Guidance. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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