Covid-19

Message from Lord Chief Justice and Senior President of Tribunals re new national COVID-19 restrictions

The Lord Chief Justice and Senior President of Tribunals have published a message about the new national COVID-19 restrictions for England (1 November 2020) and what this means for courts and tribunals. As an essential public service, the work of the courts and tribunals continues and there are currently no plans to change scheduled hearings. […]

 

Private Law Reforms During Covid 19 Pandemic Manchester Proposals

Introduction This document sets out proposed changes to our Private Law process to manage the worrying backlog of private law cases which has developed during the pandemic. Our waiting times across the cluster for FHDRAs as of July 29th 2020 range from 10 weeks to 19 weeks. There is no question but that these delays […]

 

CALLING ALL CRIMINAL PRACTITIONERS – PTR QUESTIONNAIRE & TRIAL TIMETABLE PRACTICE NOTE

Copies of the above documents will be sent out in all cases that may be listed for trial at Crown Square in the immediate future. Please see copies of both documents below.

 

GREATER MANCHESTER FAMILY COURTS REMOTE HEARING CONTACT DETAILS

We have been asked to bring this information to the attention of all parties and professionals involved in Family Court Proceedings in Greater Manchester. During the Covid 19 Pandemic crisis almost all the hearings before the Court are being held remotely by video-link or telephone. The Court must have your contact details if you want […]

 
BUSINESS AND PROPERTY COURTS IN MANCHESTER – PRACTICE ISSUES JUDGE

BUSINESS AND PROPERTY COURTS IN MANCHESTER – PRACTICE ISSUES JUDGE

Following a suggestion from court users, from Tuesday 3 March 2020, a Judge will be available, initially for one hour, once a week, to assist with resolving practice issues arising in relation to cases in the Business and Property Courts (including the Circuit Commercial Court, the Technology and Construction Court and the Business and Property […]

 
RISK ASSESSMENT FOR MANCHESTER & LIVERPOOL EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNALS

RISK ASSESSMENT FOR MANCHESTER & LIVERPOOL EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNALS

If any member wishes to ask for a copy of the Risk Assessment for Manchester Employment Tribunal at Alexandra House, Manchester or Liverpool Employment Tribunal at Liverpool Civil and Family Court, Vernon Street, Liverpool, they should contact the Delivery Manager, Sarah Hawthorne at Sarah.Hawthorne@Justice.gov.uk

 
CALLING ALL PROBATE PRACTITIONERS

CALLING ALL PROBATE PRACTITIONERS

CALLING ALL PROBATE PRACTITIONERS Please see below for three announcements from the Probate Service. 1.   The Probate Service have recently developed a ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ guide to assist you and your colleagues in using HMCTS’ probate service. They have compiled your feedback, both in respect of the new PA1A, PA1P and PA8A forms released in March, […]

 
COURTS & TRIBUNALS RE-OPENING TIMETABLE

COURTS & TRIBUNALS RE-OPENING TIMETABLE

We have received the current timetable of HMCTS sites due to open between now and 3 July. Please note that the proposed timetable for reopening will inevitably change as HMCTS staff continue to rigorously assess their buildings and ensure they adhere to the latest public health guidance. The proposed schedule is subject to operational change […]

 
NATIONAL LAW SOCIETY NEWS

NATIONAL LAW SOCIETY NEWS

Return to the Workplace toolkit As the government begin to lift restrictions and solicitors slowly return to the office in the coming weeks, it is vitally important that firms are prepared and have taken all the necessary steps to ensure their safety.  The Law Society have published a return to the office toolkit, focused on […]

 

FAQ from the Probate Service to assist you with using HMCT’s Probate Service

The Probate Service have recently developed a ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ guide to assist you and your colleagues in using HMCTS’ probate service. They have compiled your feedback, both in respect of the new PA1A, PA1P and PA8A forms released in March, and the online service. The document captures the main points that have been raised in […]