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:
Jury trials that are underway will continue, but there will be no new jury trials.
Personal attendance at hearings in the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) have been suspended and no cases were heard on 27 March 2020 - new dates will be communicated once confirmed.
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.