Mrs Justice O’Farrell has adapted the standard directions for adjudication enforcement, and for trials, to accommodate remote hearings.
These documents can be seen here:
Parties are being sent letters: (1) in respect of short hearings (CMCs, PTRs, applications and adjudication enforcement), notifying them that the hearing will be remote unless objection is made; and (2) in respect of trials, notifying them that the Court will consider a remote trial but inviting the parties to discuss the best approach for their dispute (some trials will simply have to be adjourned).
The new Practice Direction CPR 51Y can be found below.
Whilst the Courts are depleted of staff the TCC is trying to run as streamlined a service as possible. For this reason, could all enquiries or suggestions be made via TECSA’s Civil Litigation Sub-Committee on the following email address: TECSA@gowlingwlg.com.
Please do allow a reasonable time for a response before chasing as committee members are all volunteers and are also trying to manage their own client service requirements