At the present time the Courts are unable to conduct jury trials. Efforts are underway to the increase the capacity of the work in the courts. But on any view it is going to be some time before jury trials begin again. In the meantime practitioners should pay close attention to the merits of cases that are pending trial, identifying those cases in which compromise would be appropriate. Any case that is capable of resolution will be capable of being concluded.
During the pandemic a number of Guidelines and Practice Directions have been issued.
On this page we set those out together with other relevant documents including support material provided by the Northern Circuit Coronavirus Task Force.
CIRCUIT GUIDANCE NOTES