Letter from the Senior Presiding Judge: Listing of Defendants in Custody and Waiting Time for Solicitors

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We understand that some Courts are very reluctant to list cases later in the day, because they fear that the PECS Contractor would fail to deliver and they would lose the hearing. They assured us that this would not happen.

I am therefore writing to ask you to consider adjusting the practice at your Courts, if you have not already done so, to see whether it is possible to list those cases that will not realistically be reached until 12 noon or 2pm at those times; the present Contractors have been told that if you do this and they fail on any one occasion to deliver, they can expect you to return to the former practice.