COVID-19 Response Steering Group - Submissions on Current and Future Functioning of Courts

FLA COVID-19 Response Steering Group - Submissions on Current & Future Functioning of Family law Courts.

A subcommittee of the FLA has endeavoured to develop a detailed understanding of the current functioning of the Courts across Ireland – particularly in so far as it relates to the practice of Family Law and related areas. The results of that survey, though still incomplete, are published today and will be widely circulated. Aside from the data which we have collated, the survey reveals the tremendous commitment, selflessness and professionalism of everyone involved in the administration of Justice across the country and particularly in the field of Family Law. The survey will be updated and re-published as new data and information emerges.

Following on from that work, the subcommittee set upon the task of developing realistic ideas and practices for the reinstatement of the safe and responsible practice of Family Law for the medium future – we suggest from April 2020 to September 2020.

The suggestions set out in these submissions are premised on full compliance by all parties with the Public Health Guidelines issued by the HSE.

The FLA would invite all interested parties to review the below submissions and the FLA Covid-19 Response Steering Group welcomes any feedback or suggestions. 

FLA - COVID 19 Response Steering Group - Current Functioning of all Courts

FLA - COVID 19 Response Steering Group - Introduction for Suggestions for Future Functioning of Family Courts

FLA - COVID 19 Response Steering Group - Suggestions for Future Functioning of High Court

FLA - COVID 19 Response Steering Group - Suggestions for Future Functioning of Circuit Family Court

FLA - COVID 19 Response Steering Group - Suggestions for Functioning of Dublin and Provincial District Court 

FLA - COVID 19 Response Steering Group - Letter to Membership