• 29/06/2020

We have been asked to bring this information to the attention of all parties and professionals involved in Family Court Proceedings in Greater Manchester.

During the Covid 19 Pandemic crisis almost all the hearings before the Court are being held remotely by video-link or telephone.

The Court must have your contact details if you want to attend and participate in a hearing.

This means that if you want to attend and participate in a hearing in whatever capacity it is essential that your details are included in an RH1 form (template can be accessed HERE)

Unless a special arrangement has been made for particular circumstances or urgency:-
The Applicant must complete and lodge an accurate RH1 form with the court by email no later than 2 working days before the hearing.

Failure to comply with these requirements may result in the hearing being adjourned or the judge dealing with the case in your absence.

Changes to the details after the form has been lodged are unlikely to be effective and it is therefore essential that the information on the RH1 form filed 2 working days before the hearing is accurate.

Parties can have no expectation that judges or court staff will receive and act upon messages which change the information lodged before a hearing, particularly if this happens shortly before the hearing is due to start.

HHJ Sarah Singleton QC
Designated Family Judge for Greater Manchester

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