Court of Appeal considers the cardinal points for remote hearings during the coronavirus (COVID- 19) pandemic (Re A (children) and Re B (Children))

On consecutive days, the Court of Appeal considered two decisions regarding remote hearings. Re A focused on a final hearing as to care and placement orders and Re B related to an interim care order with a plan for removal.

Matthew Fletcher considers these two recent decisions and analyses whether any common threads emerge that could be useful to practitioners when advising clients and making submissions to the court as to whether a case is suitable to be heard remotely.

This article was first published by Lexis®PSL on 6th May 2020.

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