Following latest HMCTS advice and to ensure the safety of our advocates, we are unable to attend a court building unless we have received explicit confirmation from the relevant court that your hearing is going ahead “in person”. Please therefore contact the court to ascertain:
1. Is the hearing proceedings remotely or in person? and
2. If the hearing is proceeding remotely, which method is to be used (e.g. Telephone, MS Teams, CVP, Skype, etc) and who is responsible for making the arrangements?
If the court has nominated you to organise a remote hearing by telephone, then LPC Law can arrange this for you upon request. Please ensure that you provide us with the contact details for all other interested parties to be added to the remote hearing. In these circumstances a minimum disbursement of £40 plus VAT will be charged to cover the cost of the telecon provider.
In the absence of the above we shall treat your booking as a remote hearing which you do not require LPC Law to organise. Accordingly, the contact details of the advocate will be emailed to you when the Advocate has accepted the instruction (and available on LPC Online 5 working days before the hearing) for you to provide to the court/your telecon provider as appropriate.
We thank you for your understanding during these difficult times.
Our offices hours have varied to 09:00-17:30 Monday-Friday only. The majority of our staff are working from home, therefore although our phone lines are being answered, with fewer members of staff in the office, we would ask, where possible, that non-essential communication (for hearings not in the next 24 hours) is emailed to us or sent via LPC Online.
Please feel free to contact Partner & Head of Client Services, Michael Javaherian (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you require anything further.