Paperless and remote working seminar 5-7pm Thursday 16 April 2020

30 MARCH 2020

Paperless and remote working seminar 5-7pm Thursday 16 April 2020

The Family Team of 9 Park Place are holding an online seminar to consider the challenges presented by the necessity of online and paperless working in the present climate.

 There is now a clear expectation from the Judiciary that hearings should be held remotely and that ebundles which comply with the Practice Direction shall be provided.  Further, there are practical issues as to how to hold meaningful conferences and client discussions using remote resources.

 There is also a plethora of guidance, which continues to change and evolve rapidly.

 This seminar will be provide practical ‘hands on’ solutions to these issues.


We will cover:

  1. The current guidance from HMCTS and from the Judiciary.  In particular, we hope by the time of the seminar to have an area on our website where you will be able to quickly and easily find the most up to date guidance in one place.
  2. The use of Skype for Business to hold court hearings;
  3. The use of Zoom to hold client meetings, conferences, and court hearings;
  4. How to put together paperless ebundles, using Adobe Acrobat DC (for Windows and Mac) and PDF Expert (for Mac and iPad);
  5. The use of ADR.

The seminar will be held on Zoom.  There is no need for any participant to buy a licence for Zoom:  simply download the free software from and click on the link that we will send out to all participants.  You should be able to join the seminar using a PC, a Mac, an iPad, or a smartphone.

We will provide comprehensive notes to all participants and will demonstrate during the seminar the use of Adobe and PDF Expert.  Both of these require a licence to get anything other than basic functionality.  If you have the software, then please use the resources that we will provide to follow the steps.  If you do not, then we hope that this will assist you in choosing the appropriate software.

If you would like to attend, please reply to  The course material will be sent out at the beginning of the week of the seminar.