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Practical Guidance regarding Telephone Hearings

Date:23 APR 2020
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Many court hearings are currently being conducted by telephone or video link. This guide provides useful tips and advice on preparing for and attending a telephone hearing.

What information will the Court need before my telephone hearing?

  • You will need to provide the Court with your preferred telephone number. The Court will call you on the day of the telephone hearing and invite you to join the hearing.


  • If you have instructed a Solicitor your Solicitor will provide the Court with your preferred telephone number (if this isn’t the telephone number which your Solicitor has on their file for you then you should provide your Solicitor with your preferred telephone number a few days in advance of the hearing date).

    What can I do to prepare for my telephone hearing?

  • The Court will usually call you from an unknown number. If you use call barring services then you must turn this off so that the Court can call you.


  • Make sure that your phone is fully charged and if you are using a mobile telephone that you have a strong signal in order...

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