Lord Chief Justice, 'Coronavirus (COVID-19): Message from the Lord Chief Justice to judges in the Civil and Family Courts' (19/3/20)

Coronavirus court guidance on remote hearings This message states: "The rules in both the civil and family courts are flexible enough to enable telephone and video hearings of almost everything. Any legal impediments will be dealt with. HMCTS are working urgently on expanding the availability of technology but in the meantime we have phones, some video facilities and Skype." It contains some outline guidance in relation to social distancing, litigants in person, trials and hearings involving live evidence, prioritising work, possession proceedings, injunctions and committal hearings, civil appeals, and family matters.


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Type: Court guidance🔍 · Coronavirus resource🔍

Title: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Message from the Lord Chief Justice to judges in the Civil and Family Courts

Author: Lord Chief Justice🔍 · Burnett, Ian🔍

Date: 19/3/20🔍

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