Alistair MacDonald, ‘The Remote Family Access Family Court – what have we learnt so far’

It is a truism that we cannot know what the future will hold. Recently, this has been demonstrated to me in stark terms. On 1 February 2020 I delivered a speech to the Four Jurisdictions conference, held in Malaga in the days when we could interact with each other face to face; in the days when we had only a vague notion of the storm that was even then approaching us all. The speech was entitled ‘Family Law – Past and Future’ (see [2020] Family Law 407). The presentation looked back at the past twenty five years of family law and forward to the next twenty five. In looking forward, I sought to peer through a glass darkly in an attempt to perceive what challenges the next twenty five years might hold, and how we might begin to think about addressing them …” (more)

Mr Justice MacDonald, Deputy Head of International Family Justice for England and Wales, ‘The Remote Access Family Court – What Have We Learnt So Far in England and Wales?’, International Academy of Family Lawyers Webinar, 21 May 2020.

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