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How are the Family Law courts operating during the pandemic?

Most hearings are being dealt with using conference calls. If your hearing takes place via conference call, you will be asked to provide the court with your phone number. The court will phone you before the time of the hearing and your will be asked to state your name before joining the call with your solicitor/barrister (if applicable). The hearing will begin once the Judge joins the call. If some cases, the Judge may specifically direct that the hearing takes place in a different way eg via video call or in person. Face-to-face hearings are occurring with COVID-19 safety measures in place, whilst video hearings are taking place through CVP (a secure cloud system developed by the court).

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