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PI Practitioner, April 2020

16/04/20. Each issue a particular topic is highlighted, citing some of the useful cases and other materials in that area. You can also receive these for free by registering for our PI Brief Update newsletter. Just select "Free Newsletter" from the menu at the top of this page and fill in your email address.

This month we provide resources and updates in relation to courts and hearings during Covid-19.

Readers are referred to the HMCTS daily operational summaries for updates on the courts' activity during this time.

The Civil court listing priorities provides useful guidance on the priorities of the County Courts.

The Coronavirus Act 2020 amends the Courts Act 2003. Section 85A is inserted to give the courts the power to direct that proceedings conducted wholly as video or audio proceedings are to be broadcast to enable members of the public to see and/or hear the proceedings, and for the court to keep a record of the proceedings.

Olivia Rosenstrom
Temple Garden Chambers

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