A Court of Appeal judge, Lord Justice Baker, has been invited to advise on the way forward for the ‘recovery’ phase for the Family Court after the lockdown, the President of the Family Division has revealed.
In his latest View from the President’s [Remote] Chambers, Sir Andrew McFarlane said: “Planning for the ‘recovery’ phase that will follow the present lockdown is the most pressing and important matter in my in-tray.
“I strongly suspect that we will look back at the move to remote working as the easy bit, although it does not seem so at present. Whilst politicians have, understandably, spoken of the current endeavour in terms of a war, unlike a war it will not end suddenly on a particular day with a cessation of hostilities.
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