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

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

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) implications for dispute resolution
  • Impact of coronavirus on courts’ operations
  • Attending court
  • Coming to court for a listed hearing
  • RCJ Court Fees office
  • Remote hearings
  • Contacting the court
  • Limitation
  • Obtaining instructions and electronic signatures for court documents
  • Filing documents at court
  • More...

This Practice Note aims to assist dispute resolution practitioners seeking to understand the fast-moving changes to civil court processes and procedures during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the effect those changes and this pandemic may have on their practice and individual matters.

In doing so, it considers the practical implications of coronavirus on a number of key litigation procedures and concepts, 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.

Note:

  1. this Practice Note should be read in conjunction with Practice Notes:

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

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

    3. Coronavirus (Covid-19)—SCCO guidance for detailed assessment from 1 August 2020

  2. see: Keeping up-to-date with key coronavirus developments relating to civil court process and procedure for guidance on how to keep up-to-date with key coronavirus developments relating to civil court process and procedure to reflect the fact that, although we are monitoring and reporting key developments relevant to general dispute resolution practitioners as quickly as possible, given the position is changing at a rapid pace, practitioners are well advised to also check for themselves developments and announcements relevant to the specific courts in which their matters are proceeding, and

  3. this Practice Note offers ‘matter-neutral’ guidance on the procedural implications of the coronavirus on dispute resolution

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