Courts restrict workload to urgent cases


In a further restriction of the work of the courts pending the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was announced on Friday 27 March 2020 that the extent of cases being heard will be limited to urgent cases, which will mostly be heard remotely.

By way of summary:

The Judicial Office has published a number of important updates by jurisdiction

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Crown Courts are only covering urgent work. Magistrates’ courts only covering urgent work (overnight custody and people brought from prison). High Court and Court of Appeal are only covering urgent work. The Royal Courts of Justice Fees Office will temporarily close.
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