Western Circuit

Local Court Protocols – Civil and Employment

28th May 2020 | Covid19

[UPDATED 08.07.20]

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.


Interim Guidance – HERE – (15.05.20) from the President of the QBD regarding listing as trials resume.

Guidance – HERE – (14.05.20) on Amended Listing Priorities in the County Court.

Employment Tribunals Guidance


Remote Civil Hearings – Updated guide (6 July 2020) by Luke Ashby of 3PB for legal professionals with advice on ensuring remote hearings are efficient and fair – HERE


CIVIL CIRCUIT PROTOCOL (19.05.20) from DCJs HHJ Cotter QC, HHJ Gore QC and HHJ Parkes QC – HERE

and BRISTOL Fast Track/Multi Track Generic Order for Hearings after 10th July – HERE

  • Webinar Video with HHJ Cotter QC 22 May 2020 – HERE
  • Webinar Video with HHJ Cotter QC 26 May 2020 – HERE
  • St John’s Chambers’ template Questionnaire – here – and Cover Letter – here – devised to obtain the information required in the Civil court protocol above, and endorsed by HHJ Cotter QC (with thanks to the St John’s Chambers clerks).


Specific Points of Contact at courts for hygiene concerns – HERE

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