In response to the increasing challenge of Coronavirus and in light of rapidly evolving advice,
Tozers has taken steps to ensure that we continue to provide you with our usual client service
whilst also maintaining the safety of our clients and colleagues. Please see our full update
These regulations implement the change that have been announced over the past few days (but with greater clarity). The regulations are a fairly easy read so if you want to know what can and can’t be done under “lock down”, the regulations should be your first source rather than Kevin or Karen off of Facebook.
Just a quick (non coronavirus) update to say that from 6 April 2020, the statement of truth which must accompany any statement of case (sometimes called a “pleading”) or witness statement should now state:-
Apart from this starting to feel like the log from the Starship Enterprise – and we are indeed boldly going where no man has gone before – today’s update contains:
• New laws and regulations
• Which Court is open near me and for what?
Further clarification has been given via an update to the Civil Procedure Rules regarding possession proceedings and proceedings “seeking to enforce an order for possession by warrant or writ of possession”. The text, lifted directly from the announcement is below.
The Government have asked that everyone work from home where possible. With this in mind, we will all be working from home. We are therefore available should you have any queries or problems. As usual, just email in or give us a call. We remain available to undertake court work including applying for injunctions and possession claims.
When taking legal action against an individual it is vital that you ensure they have capacity. Where a person lacks capacity there are steps that need to be taken to ensure that they are adequately represented.