In September 2020 the Law Society published a new report called: ‘The impact of COVID-19 measures on access to justice and vulnerable people.’
The family law solicitors that we work with have been doing an amazing job in supporting their clients through unprecedented times, and we admire the resilience and care that they show every day. Nevertheless, there is no denying that the pandemic has had a negative impact on vulnerable people going through litigation.
The Law Society survey shows that a mere 16% of solicitors indicated that vulnerable clients were able to effectively participate in remote hearings.
Here are some of the Law Society’s recommendations that are most relevant to the family law practitioners:
Our team at Level supports these recommendations and agree that it’s imperative to maintain access to justice in times of crisis, and beyond.
You can read the full report here.