Category Civil Procedure

THE 10 “NIGHTINGALE COURTS”: DETAILS OF THE VENUES

The Lord Chancellor has announced the 10, temporary, additional buildings that will be used to tackle the impact of coronavirus on the justice system.     Former county court at Telford, Shropshire Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage Swansea Council Chambers, Swansea Cloth Hall Court, Leeds Middlesbrough Town Hall, Teesside East Pallant House, Chichester 102 Petty France, […]

UPDATING NOTE ON CIVIL TRIALS IN MANCHESTER: FROM THE DESIGNATED CIVIL JUDGE

HHJ Bird has sent out an updating note on civil trials at Manchester. Note, in particular, the requirement for parties who want adjournments and the requirement to give evidence in support of applications. “Updating Note from the DCJ   As more courtrooms have become available for hearing civil trials and as we continue to learn […]

CORONAVIRUS: HOW HAS IT AFFECTED THE LAW? THE KEY CASES SET OUT

Over the past three months lawyers, and the courts, have been dealing with the impact of coronavirus.  This is an appropriate time to set out the key judgments where coronavirus has had an impact on both procedural and substantive law.  Here are summaries of (and links to) the cases where the impact of COVID is […]

BACK IN COURT IN PERSON: FIRST HAND EXPERIENCE AT BIRMINGHAM BUSINESS AND PROPERTY COURTS

  Neil Berragan recently attended a five day trial in the Birmingham Business and Property Courts, at the direction of the trial Judge.  This was by way of a test run for the Court and is understood to be the only hearing listed in the building that week.  We thought it would benefit everyone to […]

COURT RE-OPENING DETAILS: ALL THE REGIONS LISTED

The dates the courts have been re-opening have now been sent out.  This list is up to date to the 10th June but may be subject to change if operationally required. London Harrow Crown Court 15 June Midlands Coventry Combined – Crown only 15 June Hereford Justice Centre 15 June Lincoln County Court 15 June […]

PARTIAL RE-OPENING OF THE CIVIL COURTS IN MANCHESTER: IMPORTANT GUIDANCE FROM THE DESIGNATED CIVIL JUDGE

 HHJ Bird, the DJC for Manchester, has sent out detailed guidance on the next steps being taken to re-open the Civil Justice Centre in Manchester starting from the 15th June 2020.   Covid-19 the Next Steps in Dealing with Civil Litigation Introduction Following careful consideration and assessment of the relevant risks and how they can […]

THE CORPORATE INSOLVENCY AND GOVERNANCE BILL: CONSIDERED IN SUCCESSFUL APPLICATION TO RESTRAIN A WINDING UP PETITION

Although  the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill 2020 has not been enacted it is playing a part in litigation even now. This is clear from the judgment of Mr Justice Morgan in A Company (Injunction To Restrain Presentation of Petition) [2020] EWHC 1406 (Ch). The judge made an order restraining the presentation of a winding […]

NO VARIATION TO COURT ORDER BECAUSE OF CORONOVIRUS

It is probable that the Coronavirus epidemic is going to give rise to many issues in litigation.  Some of them unusual and unprecedented.   An example can be seen in the judgment today in Dinglis v Dinglis & Ors [2020] EWHC 1363 (Ch) (Adam Johnson QC sitting as a High Court Judge). A respondent to a case wanted […]

ESSENTIAL LOCKDOWN LISTENING FOR PERSONAL INJURY AND CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE LAWYERS: THE KINGS CHAMBERS “DEBRIEF” PODCASTS

Since none (or few) of us are getting out as much as we did this is the right time to remind people of the Kings  Chambers podcast.  The links to all the webcasts are available here and they provide a wealth of information in relation to many of the key issues relating to personal injury […]

UPDATED GUIDANCE FROM THE DESIGNATED CIVIL JUDGE: CIVIL UPDATE FOR NORTH AND WEST YORKSHIRE

HHJ Gosnell has issued new guidance for civil courts in North and West Yorkshire   “Introduction The purpose of this document is to update you on events since my last update on 6th April 2020. Amended Civil Listing Priorities in the County Court – Covid-19 was published on 14th May 2020. It can be found on the […]