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Lawyers and other court users have been urged to check online which court buildings are open as the emergency priority courts scheme comes into force today. 

In a reminder this morning, HM Courts & Tribunals Services said that 157 priority court and tribunal buildings will be open for essential face-to-face hearings. Details are listed online, along with those of 124 premises staffed by key workers, including the judiciary, but not open to the public.

These ‘staffed courts’ will support video and telephone hearings, progress cases without hearings and ensure continued access to justice, HMCTS said.

All other court buildings are suspended and temporarily closed. 

Read the full article here: The Law Gazette

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