The family court process in times of COVID-19 FLiP 6

The family court process in times of COVID-19 In this episode of the FLiP podcast we discuss how the courts have adapted to the Covid-19 crisis with a particular focus on how hearings can take place remotely and what other routes are available to clients who wish to avoid the court process altogether. FLiP Associate Kara Swift leads the discussion with family law barrister Francesca Dowse of 4 Paper Buildings. Kara and Francesca explain what to expect if you are due to attend a virtual court hearing and how to prepare for the hearing. Together they look at the advantages and disadvantages of virtual court hearings and offer tips for making the hearing as stress free as possible. Francesca Dowse of 4 Paper Buildings has a particular expertise in all matrimonial finance including Inheritance Act provision, international and private law children work. Francesca was highlighted by Legal 500 2021 as ‘an excellent advocate with a pragmatic, analytical and incisive approach. One of her many strengths is being able to put the client at ease before and during a hearing. Her cross-border experience is extensive’. Kara Swift of Family Law in Partnership advises on all aspects of private family law, supporting a wide range of clients following separation to resolve matters relating to children and financial matters with diligence and care. Kara was named Family Law Young Solicitor of the Year 2019 in the prestigious LexisNexis Family Law Awards. The award recognises a solicitor with under 5 years post qualification experience who has made an outstanding contribution in family law. Click here to view Kara’s blog on the Family Courts and Lockdown.   For further information: Kara Swift: Francesca Dowse: FLiP’s Website: FLiP’s ADR pages:                 Mediation:                 Arbitration:                 Negotiations/private FDRs:                 Collaborative practice: LinkedIn: Facebook: Twitter:

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Family Law in Partnership is a specialist family law firm who take a unique approach to family law. FLiP balances their exceptional legal expertise with care and compassion, delivering intelligent and creative solutions while carefully managing any emotional impact. Whether you are going through a divorce or making financial arrangements before or after you marry, FLiP will guide you through every turn with expertise and reassurance, always in partnership. FLiP offer unrivalled expertise across all process options, whether that involves going to court, mediation or arbitration, for example, selecting the best process for your particular case, providing first rate legal guidance and clarity around your options. Divorce and separation, whether children are involved or not, can be a distressing and difficult time. FLiP are always looking for better ways to help their clients through the process so they have developed a hub of emotional and practical support to enhance the wellbeing of their clients. And the latest addition to this wellbeing hub is the introduction of this podcast series.