Are the courts and tribunals still working?
Yes. The First-tier Tribunal has given directions that all appeals will proceed by way of a Case Management Hearing (CMR) via telephone or Skype which will take place on a date to be notified in a time slot to be allocated. All current scheduled hearings are vacated. If deemed suitable following the CMR, the case will be heard remotely.
The Upper Tribunal has begun to adjourn hearings scheduled in the upcoming months. Guidance has been issued to confirm that some hearings will proceed on paper (without a hearing) or remotely (by telephone or video call).