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Remote Attendance by Advocates in the Crown Court – 25.04.24

Mentions, bail applications where the defendant is attending by prison video link, ground rules hearings, CTL extensions, uncontested POCAs and hearings involving short legal argument only, will generally be suitable for remote attendance by all advocates, unless the court otherwise orders. Freestanding bail applications in the absence of defendants will normally be conducted remotely unless the court otherwise orders.  Bail applications heard in this way will be treated as being in chambers which means that solicitors without higher rights may conduct them.

This will apply to the Crown Court and will take effect from Monday 29th April 2024.
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