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Covid19 Update for accessing the courts during the pandemic

Covid19 Update – 20th April 2020 Updated GuidanceThe Lord Chief Justice, Master of the Rolls and President of the Family Division produced a message about conducting remote hearings: Click HereThis was then followed by a message from Mostyn J and HHJ Hess about financial remedy proceedings: Click HereThe FLBA produced their own message clarifying the President’s: Click HereHMCTS […]

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How to join telephone and video hearings during coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Use this guide if you’ve been asked to join a hearing by telephone or video using BT MeetMe, Skype for Business or Cloud Video Platform (CVP) during the coronavirus

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What is an ‘urgent’ court application during the Covid19 lockdown

Introduction We are living and practising in unprecedented times. The courts have all but stopped litigants and lawyers from physically attending hearings and the need for social distancing and the self-isolation of judges and staff mean that the court is prioritising “urgent” applications and trials. There is no overarching guidance for all cases in the […]

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What does ‘furloughed worker’ mean? How do employers access the Job Retention Scheme during the Coronavirus shutdown

If your employer wants to access the Job Retention Scheme announced by the Chancellor Rishi Sunak last week to help save jobs during the Coronavirus pandemic, this guide will help them do that. If you are an employee you might want to share this guide with your employer to help them, to help you.

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Couples facing delays of 59 weeks to get a divorce through the courts

Separated couples are facing a record wait to get divorced as a result of regional divorce centres trying to process a backlog of older cases, it has been revealed. Quarterly statistics covering January to March 2019, published by the Ministry of Justice today, show that the average time from petition to decree absolute is 59 […]