FOIL Update – COVID-19 Developments

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Further to the message sent to FOIL members on 17 March, FOIL joined together last week with APIL, MASS and SCIL to call upon the Lord Chief Justice to put in place specific measures to allow more flexibility in the court process:
• A temporary change to the CPR r 3.8(4), allowing agreed extensions of time of up to 56 days, in place of 28 days.
• Improved communication from the courts. A lack of information on the handling of individual cases is creating unhelpful uncertainty.
• An extension of telephone hearings, with all parties attending remotely, in line with the approach to be taken in Manchester (see FOIL Update, 18 March).


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