To access the Circuit Protocol for Civil Claims that have been agreed by all three DCJs for the courts on the Western Circuit please click here. It provides important guidance on the use of remote hearings and within it are new protocols for fast and multi-track Trials between the 1st June & 1st October 2020.
We have been asked to identify all cases listed on the circuit within that period and contact the Instructing Solicitor to ascertain whether the trial is effective and if it would be appropriate for the trial to be dealt with via a remote hearing. We have and will continue to be in contact by phone and email to ascertain the current status of cases booked with us over the stated period . To compliment this we have drafted a worksheet which may be of use to you when contacting the relevant Court to update them of the position of the trial. Please click here to access a copy of the worksheet.
Please do not hesitate to contact us should you need help from either myself or my colleague Dean Cunniff with any part of the process, and be assured that counsel will be more than happy to discuss any issues at all in relation to the application of the Western Circuit Protocol for Civil Claims.