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Covid-19 Licensing Issues: How to join telephone and video hearings during coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak Published Date: 14/04/2020

The guide states that the judge or magistrate will decide on the method for the hearing, and hearings will only take place by video or phone if they’re satisfied it’s in the interests of justice for everyone involved.

In making the decision, they will consider:

  • the details of the case
  • the type of hearing, and how complex it may be
  • information you’ve given to the court that may affect you taking part in a phone or video hearing

View the guide