Family law and Court of Protection during coronavirus

Family Law Bar Association, COVID-19 updates

Remote Access Family Courts, latest guidance, 17 April 2020

President’s Guidance on Decrees during the Coronavirus Pandemic, 9 April 2020

Updated – Coronavirus crisis: Guidance on Compliance with Family Court Child Arrangement Orders, 31 March 2020

COVID-19: Temporary Amendments to the Practice Guidance on Case Management and Mediation of International Child Abduction Proceedings, 27 March 2020

Coronavirus Crisis: Guidance on compliance with family court child arrangements orders, 24 March 2020 (see updated guidance above)

The Remote Access Family Court: COVID-19 (coronavirus), 23 March 2020

Guidance on Applications to adjourn civil and family hearings because of coronavirus (COVID-19) (in certain situations fees may be set aside (waived) for applications to adjourn civil and family hearings), 20 March 2020

COVID 19: National Guidance for the Family Court: Message from President of the Family Division, 19 March 2020

Court of Protection

Guidance from The Honourable Mr Justice Hayden, Vice President of the Court of Protection: Remote access to the Court of Protection, 31 March 2020. Contains detailed guidance on remote hearings and a new template order for immediate use.

Message from The Honourable Mr Justice Hayden, Vice President of the Court of Protection: Further Guidance for Judges and Practitioners in the Court of Protection arising from Covid-19, 24 March 2020 (contains links to guidance from 13 and 19 March 2020).

Organizations providing free legal support and advice

  1. Age UK
  2. Independent Age
  3. Child Law Advice
  4. Coram Children’s Legal Centre
  5. Just for Kids law
  6. Youth Justice Legal Centre
  7. Centre for Women’s Justice (includes links to domestic violence, revenge porn, sexual assault and stalking helplines and services)
  8. Rights of Women (advice lines for criminal, family, immigration and asylum, sexual harassment)
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