Recorded on 4th May 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
- 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
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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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Kiran Dhaliwal – Malaysia
Kiran Dhaliwal practices in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She has over 25 years of family law litigation experience, is a fellow of IAFL, a mediator and a Collaborative Lawyer.
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Lucia Clark – Scotland
Lucia is a partner at Morton Fraser. She is dual-qualified in Scots/English family law, and frequently acts in international cases.
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Isabelle Rein-Lescastereyres – France
Isabelle Rein Lescastereyres is a partner at BWG, Paris France. She specializes in International family law. She is also a collaborative lawyer and a Resolution mediator.
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Daniela Horvitz – Chile
Daniela Horvitz graduated from Universidad de Chile and accepted in the bar as litigator in 1999. She is a member of Chile bar association, since the year 1999; Of the family commission of the Chilean Bar Association, since 2009; Founder and first President of the Family Lawyers Association of Chile (AAF), 2009, and currently vice president; Member UIA (International Union of Lawyers) and Family Commission vice president, since 2011.
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Stephen Cullen – USA
Head of Family Law & Private Clients, Miles & Stockbridge P.C., Washington, D.C. National & international family law practice. English, Italian, French speaker. Admitted to practice in various US jurisdictions, Scotland, England & Wales. Tried Hague cases in 40 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico.
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Beverley Clark – South Africa
Admitted in 1994, Fellow of IAFL since 2007, I specialise in international cases, Chair of Gauteng Family Law Forum.
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