Court of Appeal Statement from the President George Birmingham
The Court of Appeal continues to hear appeals remotely. Typically, two virtual courts sit every day, one to deal with the business that, in ordinary circumstances, would be conducted in the CCJ i.e. Criminal appeals and Civil appeals with a Criminal or quasi-Criminal dimension, and the other to deal with business that, ordinarily, would be conducted in the Court of Appeal building. In each Court, one or two appeals will be listed, depending on the expected duration of the hearing. On Monday next (11th May) , it is anticipated that there will be three virtual courts sitting. A number of Lists to Fix Dates for Hearings/Directions Lists, where directions are given to facilitate the hearing of cases in the list, will take place in the coming days and weeks. Parties involved in an appeal, which it is felt would be suitable for remote hearing, are urged to add their case to one of those lists, which can be done through the Court of Appeal Office, with a view to having it assigned an early date.