Table here of our local bar coordinators – please contact for assistance/queries with court/bar liaison for employment tribunals, criminal and family courts and civil hearings.
Approved Circuit policy for Crown Court attendance, with thanks to our Presiders and Resident Judges – HERE
Updated guidance for 2021 from the President of the Family Division – HERE
Escalation routes guidance for reporting to HMCTS – HERE
Specific Points of Contact at courts for hygiene concerns – HERE
November 2020 –
Agreed Framework for Remote Hearings in Criminal Courts – HERE
November Lockdown Hearings at Plymouth Crown Court – guidance HERE
The following court centres have issued protocols for how courts and hearings will proceed during the Covid-19 crisis:
Exeter Crown Court – Guidance (08.04.20), Contact Details Info (28.04.20) and FCMH Protocols for weeks beginning 8 and 15 June 2020
Gloucester Crown Court and Memo on Gloucester Skype Calls 6.4.20 and Gloucester Crown Court – Court Operation Protocol for Reopening 7 July 2020
Southampton Crown Court Protocol and Directions and Update on Sentencing Defendants on Bail (28.04.20)
Winchester Crown Court Information on the resumption of trials – 21.05.20 and Attendance at Court Protocol (02.07.20)
NB CRIMINAL PRACTITIONERS – IN RELATION TO ALL COURTS AND ALL HEARINGS YOU NEED TO ENSURE THAT THE CLERK HAS SIGNED YOU INTO “EXHIBIT” – TO ENSURE THAT YOU ARE RECORDED AS ATTENDING AND CAN GET PAID FOR YOUR ATTENDANCE.