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What is the current guidance for court of protection hearings?

The current guidance issued by Mr Justice Hayden confirms that remote hearings may be conducted using the following facilities and that this will be the default position until further direction:

  • By way of an email exchange between the court and the parties;
  • By way of telephone using conference calling facilities;
  • By way of the court’s video-link system, if available;
  • The use of the Skype for Business App installed on judicial laptops;
  • Any other appropriate means of remote communication, for example BT MeetMe, Zoom or FaceTime.