Western Circuit

Covid19

Court User Notifications and Updates

[Updated 16 November 2020] Notifications of coronavirus positive cases and self-isolation amongst HMCTS staff are posted below for the reference of all court users: Gloucester Crown Court 16 November 2020 Portsmouth Combined Court Centre 9...


6th Nov 2020 | Covid19

Local Court Protocols – Civil and Employment

[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)...


28th May 2020 | Covid19

Local Court Protocols – Criminal and Family

[UPDATED 09.11.20] 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. Specific Points of Contact at courts for hygiene...


14th Apr 2020 | Covid19

Leader Updates

Throughout the period of the coronavirus crisis, the Leader of the Western Circuit, Kate Brunner QC, has provided the Circuit with regular updates : 2 November 2020 9 October 2020 2 September 2020 2 August 2020 24 July 2020 10 July...


10th Apr 2020 | Covid19

Remote Working on Circuit

[UPDATED 27 NOVEMBER 2020] The Circuit has a sub-committee of members who are working to help support the IT requirements of working remotely and preparing to conduct video hearings.  Their guidance (Second Edition, 2 April 2020) is issued here...


9th Apr 2020 | Covid19

Wellbeing during Covid-19

[UPDATED 29 MAY 2020] The Circuit Committee's Wellbeing representative, Hollie Gilbery, has compiled a Wellbeing blog - read it here - providing advice, resources and reassurance to support and encourage your wellbeing during the coronavirus...


1st Apr 2020 | Covid19

Personal Finances in the Covid-19 Crisis

[UPDATED 8 JULY 2020] The Western Circuit has prepared a guidance document - view here - with advice and resources for barristers in relation to insurance, benefits, self-employed grant, taxes, VAT, loans, mortgages and debt, fees, practising...


25th Mar 2020 | Covid19

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