Griffin Talks webinar

28 May 2020 - 17:00 to 18:00

Virtual Hearings : Family Trials

Sir Mark Hedley DL, a Justice of the High Court from 2002 to 2013 and Mrs Justice Lieven will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on Family Trials and how this is being addressed. Moderated by Mrs Justice Theis. 

This recording was available to watch for a limited period until 15 June 2020.

CPD: This event could contribute to the annual CPD requirement for established practitioners (view the Bar Standards Board guidance for CPD)
Qualifying Sessions (QS): Not accredited as a QS

Useful reading 

The following links may be helpful for non-family practitioners attending this event:

  1. The Nuffield Family Justice Observatory undertook in April a two-week consultation about remote family hearings.
    Read the report: 'Remote hearings in the family justice system: a rapid consultation'
  2. There have been a number of reported cases that have touched on this issue – the main ones are below:
    Re P (A Child: Remote Hearings) [2020] EWFC 32 President
    Re A (Children) (Remote Hearing: Care and Placement Orders) [2020] EWCA Civ 583  Court of Appeal
    Re B (Children) (Remote Hearing: Interim Care Order) [2020] EWCA Civ 584,  Court of Appeal
    Re Q President
    A Local Authority and others Lieven J
    A Local Authority v The Mother and others Williams J

Griffin Talks

This is part of a webinar series delivered by key Members, Benchers and Staff of Gray’s Inn to connect with our membership.

The webinar will be run via Zoom


Open to all Members of the Inn. 

Cost: Free

Members can book online via the Gray's Inn Online System (GIOS)

Questions are welcome beforehand and during the sessions. Members are welcome to submit questions and suggestions for future Griffin Talks by emailing Gray's Inn