Trio of 3PB family barristers in mock remote FDR

18th May 2020

On Thursday 14th May 2020, 3PB family finance barristers Nicola FrostNicola FrostCall: 2009, Tonia ClarkTonia ClarkCall: 1986 and Amy BeddisAmy BeddisCall: 2009 worked together as part of a team who presented a practical and informative remote mock remote Financial Dispute Resolution Hearing (FDR), alongside members of the Bristol judiciary, fellow Bristol barristers from Albion Chambers and St John's Chambers and solicitors from Burges Salmon and Clarke Willmott. The mock trial was attended by almost 200 solicitors, barristers and judges from across the Western Circuit and beyond.

The mock remote FDR was initiated by District Judge Stephanie Cope, who is set to lead the new Financial Remedies Court in Bristol. District Judge Cope first suggested the idea at the open committee meeting of the Bristol Financial Remedies User Group (FRUG), an initiative led by District Judge Myles Watkins, who has been actively involved in the remote FDR. The project is wholly supported by the Bristol Designated Family Judge, HHJ Stephen Wildblood QC.

The Coronavirus pandemic has substantially disrupted court hearings and opened up a new era for hearings that the court would not previously have held remotely. The legal profession have had to quickly adapt to new ways of working however it was recognised that not everyone would be getting the most out of their experience, which is how the mock remote FDR came to be.

For a full report on the event, click here.

At 3PB, our team of 27 specialist financial remedies barristers offer a remote access FDR Court Room service. For more information along with a video to see how it works please click here.
If you would like to instruct one of our barristers for an FDR matter please contact:

Robert Leonard     robert.leonard@3pb.co.uk       or call 07500 237 496

Ian Charlton           ian.charlton@3pb.co.uk           or call 07583 336 033