Coronavirus bulletin, edition 8
Friday, 17 April 2020
- The Coronavirus pandemic has made life all the more unpredictable and stressful. So now more than ever, it’s important for us to take time to prioritise our own wellbeing. We’ve today published a new section in our Learning at Home hub to help you do just this. Resources include:
- Practical tips on how to manage the day to day pressures of working in family law.
- Mindfullness based techniques to reset, refresh and re-calibrate.
- A lecture about how family lawyers feel their client’s feelingsdelivered by Amita Sehgal at Resolution’s DR conference in 2018.
- Information about our 121 mentoring scheme where members are given assistance, support and guidance.
- The Nuffield Family Justice Observatory is overseeing a two week rapid consultation on the use of remote hearings in the family justice system. A summary of the results will be shared with the President of the Family Division with a view to new guidance being issued in early May. Please take a few minutes to respond and help shape this guidance.
- The Judiciary has issued guidance on the use of remote courts in Financial Remedies cases which distinguishes between the approach taken in money cases and the approach taken in children cases.
- Cloud Video Platform (CVP) will start to be used in some civil and family hearings, as well as Skype. Please see an updated telephone and video hearing during coronavirus outbreak document and a guide on how to join a telephone and video hearing.
- HMCTS has updated its Family Court Business Priorities and its Child Arrangements C100 application guidance. You can sign up to a daily HMCTS email briefing here.