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Overview of consultation findings on remote hearings in the family justice system published

The President of the Family Division asked the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory (Nuffield FJO) to undertake a rapid consultation on the use of remote hearings in the family court.

  • The consultation sought feedback from parents and carers and all professionals in the family justice system including judges, magistrates, barristers, solicitors, Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) advisers, court staff and social workers. Those who had had experience of a remote hearing (a hearing conducted by telephone, Skype or other remote platform) and/or those with expertise or other relevant experience were invited to respond.

    The consultation ran for a two-week period from 14 to 28 April 2020 and well over 1,000 people responded. This report provides an overview of the consultation responses.   

    Read on Nuffield Family Justice Obervatory

News, published: 07/05/2020


Published: 07/05/2020

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