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13 May 2020

Opinions on Court sittings

Dear Colleagues,

I hope you are keeping well and safe during these times.

As you are aware, the Circuit Court is planning on hearing certain matters on a limited basis shortly, adhering to strict guidelines. Also, the District Court has been sitting for criminal and family matters.

I think that matters have to move forward on some basis. However, some colleagues may have concerns.

If you have any concerns with any of the current/proposed plans, please email me at, and I will bring them to the attention of Court services, so they can address any concerns. I think it is better that we do this sooner rather than later. If we are proactive on this issue, we still have time for any submissions to be considered by Court services. If we sit back and say nothing, then we will be carried along for the ride, and there is no point complaining then.

I would hope to send something to Court services by Friday, so if you have anything you want me to raise, please do so prior to that.

Kind regards,

John Martin