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04 AUG 2014

Mental Health jurisdiction: Postponements and adjournments following recent changes in listing practice

Jonathan Cailes

Major Works Manager

@JPFamilyLaw

Mental Health jurisdiction: Postponements and adjournments following recent changes in listing practice
In July 2014, the Tribunals Judiciary published guidance to salaried tribunal judges and registrars to set out factors that they 'may wish to take into account' when considering requests to postpone and adjourn a hearing.

The guidance (dated June 2014) is not designed to interfere with judicial independence and decision-making and is based on a document from January 2014, in which His Honour Judge Phillip Sycamore, President of the First-tier Tribunal Health, Education and Social Care Chamber, wrote to salaried tribunal judges and registrars in the mental health jurisdiction to provide guidance in accordance with paragraph 7 of Schedule 4 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 on handling applications for postponements and adjournments.

The latest guidance is available to view here.
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