Tag Archives: 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

CASES PROCEEDINGS AT BIRMINGHAM HIGH COURT (QBD) & BIRMINGHAM COUNTY COURT: UPDATED GUIDANCE ISSUED TODAY

 HHJ Worster, Acting Designated Civil Judge for Birmingham, has today issued updated guidance for cases in Birmingham.     Please note that guidance and advice issued nationally can be found at the following address https://www.judiciary.uk/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-and-guidance/?utm_medium=email&utm_source LOCAL GUIDANCE This local guidance provides some general information about cases proceeding at Birmingham High Court (Queen’s Bench Division) and […]

Rapid Consultation: The impact of COVID-19 measures on the civil justice system

There is a review by the Civil Justice Council on the impact of the measures taken to tackle the spread of COVID-19 have had on the civil justice system.   THE TERMS OF THE REVIEW “The review is particularly interested in gathering feedback from court users in response to the following questions: What is working […]

NE Circuit Pilot Protocol to apply to all non BPC fast track and multi track cases listed in Newcastle and Sheffield and Teesside from 1 st June 2020 – 31st July 2020 (at least)

A protocol has been developed by members of the North Eastern Circuit dealing with (non Business and Property Court) trials in Newcastle, Sheffield and Teeside.  That can be found here and is reproduced below. NEC_Civil Pilot Protocol 1 May 2020   THE PROTOCOL This protocol is to be followed by all NEC Chambers and Counsel […]

HMCTS weekly operational update: week commencing 4 May 2020

HMCTS now issues an operating update every week.   “From Friday 24 April 2020 are issuing weekly updates on our operational position and we’ll email our subscribers each Sunday evening with a reminder. On Monday mornings we’ll also publish a link to the weekly update on Twitter. You can see our previously issued daily operational […]