Covid-19

ST HELENS RE-OPENING FOR ‘LONG’ CIVIL HEARINGS

St Helens – re-opening for ‘long’ civil1 hearings Note To Solicitors / Counsel St Helens will be re-commencing hearing of Fast Track trials in the week commencing 6th July 2020 . 2 Certain suitable small claims trials may also be listed. Please see the attached document for further details

 

Covid 19 – the next steps in dealing with Civil Litigation

Please see the attached update from the Designated Civil Judge, His Honour Judge Nigel Bird, on the next steps for dealing with Covid 19 at the Manchester CJC.  Please circulate to all your Civil and Family practitioner colleagues and contacts.

 

Northern Circuit Guidance for video hearings

Northern Circuit Guidance for video hearings, which has been approved by HHJ’s Bird and Sephton can be found below.  Would practitioners please take particular note of the comments relating to bundles.

 

MINSHULL STREET CROWN COURT AUTHORISED TO START TRIALS

To read the note from His Honour Judge Potter, Resident Judge, Minshull Street Crown Court please click the link HERE  

 

HMCTS weekly operational update 18th May, 2020

 

HMCTS weekly operational update – 3rd May, 2020

 

FINANCIAL REMEMDIES COURT NOTE FROM HH JUDGE HAIGH

A 2nd note will be circulating to the financial remedy judges (making clear that it is not guidance and certainly not intended to interfere with their judicial discretion) and the divorce team at the CJC. Would members please note the key headline messages His Honour Judge Haigh would like to get across to practitioners, which are: […]

 

NEW DIRECTION FROM PRESIDING JUDGE, NORTHERN CIRCUIT, GREATER MANCHESTER’S CROWN COURTS

A new direction from the Presiding Judge of this Circuit together with our local guidance relating to dealing with defendant’s on bail can be found at the two links below. These relate to the intention to expand the variety of work that can be dealt with at Greater Manchester’s Crown Courts. Presider’s direction revised list […]

 

COVID-19 TESTING EXTENDED TO THOSE SOLICITORS WHO ARE KEY WORKERS

The Ministry of Justice has confirmed that those solicitors who are recognised as key workers (as set out on The Law Society’s website here) are eligible for COVID-19 testing. The Government portal is available here. All firms that are registering as employers via the portal must indicate that they employ some essential staff who are working with […]

 

FOURTH BUSINESS MONITOR SURVEY IN ASSOCIATION WITH GMCCI, PRO MANCHESTER AND MANCHESTER LAW SOCIETY

The results of Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce’s fourth Business Monitor survey supported by Manchester Law Society and pro-manchester show the scale of economic impact of the coronavirus epidemic on local businesses. The latest data set shows that the trend of low customer demand, cash flow pressures and business concerns continue. Most businesses (83%) are still worried about […]