Some much-needed clarity on the hearings and types of work that the county courts will prioritise during the ongoing lockdown.
The published list is split between:
(a) Work that "must" be done, and;
(b) Work that "could" be done.
The aim is to ensure that the most urgent cases are still processed quickly. This follows a series of other relevant announcements by HMCTS, available here: http://ow.ly/ESl950z4wzv
Further emergency changes and guidance is expected across various parts of the justice system. Watch this space for updates.
The courts service today published a new list of priority county court work as it tries to keep the justice system going amid the coronavirus lockdown. HM Courts & Tribunal Service has split civil court listings into two groups: work that must be done and work that could be done. Civil work in the Court of Appeal and High Court is subject to separate guidance.