Following on the success of our previous webinar, this session will consider family court closures internationally across another six jurisdictions (USA, Chile, Malaysia, Scotland, France and South Africa) in the response to Covid-19 and how each is providing access to justice.
4 May 2020 – 2-3pm UK time
We will discuss the current situation regarding the global access to family justice during the extraordinary times we live in.
- When the lockdown has come into effect across different jurisdictions, in particular regarding access to courts and education
- The current level of access to family courts at first instance and at appeal level
- How technology and remote access is being facilitated in different jurisdictions
- Patterns of court closure in holiday periods and how urgent cases are being managed
- Sarah Lucy Cooper – England & Wales
- Stephen Cullen – USA
- Daniela Horvitz – Chile
- Kiran Dhaliwal – Malaysia
- Lucia Clark – Scotland
- Isabelle Rein-Lescastereyres – France
- Beverley Clark – South Africa
Download the materials
Ahead of the webinar you’re very welcome to read these notes that the speakers have prepared. Please download them at the link below:
You can view the recording of the previous webinar (recorded on 23 April) which considered the following jurisdictions: Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Poland, Singapore and Spain.
In the same way, the recording of this webinar will be shared.