At a recent meeting with civil staff the issue of the submission of contact details for teleconference courts was raised. In terms of the SPs guidance, solicitors are asked to submit contact details for the first teleconference court and thereafter only when there has been a change of details.
The clerks continue to receive high volumes of contact details into the civil mailboxes for subsequent hearings even when there is no change from the original details submitted. Initially they were including the instruction to email contact details two days prior to the hearing on all interlocutors so this has no doubt contributed to this issue. Forthwith, this instruction will only be included in interlocutors for the first teleconference hearing and when there has been a change in representation in the hope that it will lessen the admin burden for all.