Coronavirus (COVID-19) civil court specific guidance—dispute resolution
Coronavirus (COVID-19) civil court specific guidance—dispute resolution

The following Dispute Resolution practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) civil court specific guidance—dispute resolution
  • County Court
  • Civil court listing priorities—County Court
  • Filing in the County Court
  • Central London County Court (CLCC) and Mayor’s and City of London Court
  • County Court Money Claims Centre (CCMCC)
  • County Court—unspecified claims
  • Guidance in relation to specific County Court hearing centres
  • Senior Courts Costs Office (SCCO)
  • High Court
  • More...

This Practice Note should be read in conjunction with Practice Notes:

  1. Coronavirus (COVID-19) implications for dispute resolution

  2. Coronavirus (COVID-19) civil court practice—illustrative decisions and FAQs

This Practice Note aims to assist dispute resolution practitioners seeking to understand the fast-moving changes to civil court processes and procedures during this time and the implications those changes and this pandemic may have on their practice and individual matters. It contains civil court specific guidance that has been issued in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, all of which can be easily accessed using the ‘jump-links’ in the expandable table of contents in the left-hand margin of this Practice Note.

As most courts and tribunal buildings are now open in line with public health advice, practitioners are referred to the court and tribunal finder service for the current status and contact details of courts and tribunals. In addition, HMCTS has revealed that ‘Nightingale Courts’ have been set up in England and Wales to help combat the impact of the coronavirus by relieving pressure on the courts system and addressing the considerable number of outstanding cases. See: LNB News 03/08/2020 86—HMCTS releases webpage setting out open Nightingale courts. See Practice Note: Coronavirus (COVID-19) implications for dispute resolution—Attending court for general guidance on attending court during coronavirus.

County Court

All hearings are continuing to be conducted remotely wherever possible in accordance with the ‘Protocol

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