The president of the family division is seeking feedback from solicitors who have been involved in remote hearings during the coronavirus outbreak in order to issue evidence-based guidance next month.
Sir Andrew McFarlane today opened a two-week ‘rapid’ consultation which is being carried out by the Nuffield Foundation Family Justice Observatory, which focuses on filling data gaps to improve understanding of the family justice system.
Evidence is sought from solicitors, barristers, Cafcass workers, court staff, social workers and magistrates on public and private Children Act cases. The FJO will also meet to discuss issues over the next fortnight, and draw together findings from existing relevant research.
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