Will I have to go to a court building during the pandemic?
People involved in family court cases at the moment may be wondering whether they will have to physically attend a court building and, if so, what the court service is doing to ensure their buildings and services are COVID-secure.
It is reassuring to know that the Ministry of Justice takes COVID very seriously and the Lord Chief Justice has just announced its road-map for the next six months of 2021.
Like all of us the court service has to keep its plans flexible given that further lockdowns or even tighter restrictions are possible, even while the vaccination programme is gathering momentum so could turn the pandemic on its head completely.
For this lockdown period, court hearings are in most cases going to be remote, either on the telephone or via a cloud digital platform.
After that there will probably be a gradual phasing in of more hearings being held physically in the court.
How Kerseys Can Help
Kerseys team of fully qualified solicitors are experienced in supporting clients through the court process during the pandemic and will always keep you fully informed about how to deal with court proceedings during this time.
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