Recorded on the 23rd April 2020
This webinar discussed 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
- David Truex – Australia
- Patricia Williams – Argentina
- Fernanda Machado Moreira – Brazil
- Natalia Ołowska-Czajka – Poland
- Wong Kai Yun – Singapore
- Diana Carrillo – Spain
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Moderated by: Sarah Lucy Cooper – England & Wales
Barrister, Thomas More Chambers. Sarah is an experienced specialist Family Lawyer with a particular emphasis on international cases. She is a member of the International Committee of Resolution, the International Committee of the Bar Council and founded the British Spanish Law Association. She has written for a variety of publications including International Family Law Journal and Family Law Week and is a regular speaker to English and foreign lawyers. Sarah has also been appointed as a Family Recorder on the South East Circuit and is a Resolution trained mediator.
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David Truex – Australia
Consultant solicitor at Expatriate Law, with offices in London, Dubai and Singapore. Resolution accredited specialist. Dual-qualified in England & Wales and in Australia. David works between Australia and London, specialising in international family law.
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Please note: you can download the document David refers to here: FCoA FCC Practitioner and Litigant Guide to Virtual Hearings and Microsoft Teams
Patricia Williams – Argentina
International familylawyer. Specialized in family law ,international private law,inheritance and bioethics in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Professor in Family Law and Bioethics. Member of the International Academy of family Lawyers (IAFL) and International Lawyers of private Law (AIJUDEFA).
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Fernanda Machado Moreira – Brazil
She is a Brazilian lawyer admitted to practice in the Rio de Janeiro Bar and in the Paris Bar. She has a Master’s Degree in Comparative Family Law from the University of Paris 8 and was an intern at The Hague Conference on Private International Law. Her practice includes cross-border divorce, distribution of assets, marital and child support, maintenance and alimony and issues in relation to children and immigration.
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Natalia Ołowska-Czajka – Poland
Adwokat and mediator based in Warsaw focusing on international aspects of family law, including the Hague Convention Cases, IAFL and AIJUDEFA member.
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Wong Kai Yun – Singapore
Co-Managing Director at Chia Wong Chambers with a focus on international family law matters. Fellow of International Academy of Family Law, accredited Society of Trust and Estate Practitioner, accredited Family Panel Mediator of Singapore Mediation Centre. Presently, the Co-Chair of the Family Law Practice Committee of the Singapore Law Society.
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Diana Carrillo – Spain
Spanish lawyer with office in Madrid. Member of the Family Section of the Bar Association of Lawyers of Madrid (ICAM), member of the Spanish Family Lawyers (AEAFA), member of the International Lawyers of private Law (AIJUDEFA) and member founder of Platform & Law (Familia y Derecho). Bilingual in Spanish and English. I am specialised in Spanish Family law and International family law.
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