The President of Plymouth Law Society has sent out the following guidance.
COVID-19 – URGENT – CIVIL COURT HEARINGS TO BE VACATED – HHJ GORE QC
If you are a Civil Court user please read the notice below from HHJ Allan Gore QC following the guidance from the Lord Chief Justice. It is important you pass this on to other colleagues.
All non-urgent civil applications/hearings/trial listed between now and 4pm 10th April are now vacated to be relisted after 12 April as a remote hearing by way of the attached template provided by HHJ Gore. The template order drafted by HHJ Gore is designed to cover the following:
“Trials, CCMCs, routine civil apps, all money apps (like Orders to obtain information, attachment of earnings, oral examination of debtors and third-party debt orders) and even things like applications to discharge bankruptcy orders, attended oral stage 3 assessment of damages, infant and protected party approvals.
Any party disagreeing has liberty to apply in which case simply list it on notice to the other party/parties for remote hearing by telephone conference call to be booked by claimant/applicant if represented, if not by defendant/respondent if represented and if all unrepresented the court will have to do so.”