The President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, has launched a two-week rapid consultation on remote, hybrid and in-person hearings in the family justice system and the Court of Protection.
It is the third such survey in the 15 months since the start of the pandemic, and will again be undertaken by the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory (NFJO). The NFJO will seek to gather evidence from families with children and all professionals working in the family justice system, including judges, barristers, solicitors, Cafcass workers, court staff and social workers.
The survey will focus specifically on recovery; identifying good practice from remote and hybrid hearings and providing an evidence base to assist with the decisions regarding future ways of working, as we return to court.
The consultation period runs until Sunday 27 June 2021 and the findings will be available for the President’s Conference in July 2021.
The consultation can be accessed online.
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