Significant concerns around the fairness of remote family court hearings and access to technology have been identified by a snap consultation.

A report, following a two-week consultation on remote hearings in the family justice system, also revealed a serious impact on the mental wellbeing of professionals, particularly members of the judiciary, as well as concerns around how some cases had been remotely conducted.

The consultation was announced on 14 April by the President of the Family Division in view of the pandemic-associated social distancing which necessitated a prompt shift to telephone and video hearings.

More than 1,000 people responded to the call for evidence, of which at least 68% were lawyers or members of...

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