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Independent Adjudications: UPDATE

On Monday 23rd March, the Chief Magistrates Office (CMO) confirmed that all Independent Adjudications (IAs) had been postponed until 30/03/2020, under the exceptional circumstances arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Yesterday, the CMO extended the period of postponement: "We have just received confirmation from the CMO that discussions are still taking place about IAs at this time and in the mean time, all hearings postponed for a further week until 6 April 2020." Though this is not the news our clients were hoping for, we would like to reiterate that Nichole Warren, our adjudications specialist, is taking every care and pooling all resources to provide the best possible service during this

Independent Adjudications: the Current Situation

We wanted to share important information we have received regarding Independent Adjudications. The Chief Magistrates Office issued the following guidance on 23/03/2020, due to the circumstances arising from the COVID-19 pandemic: "All adjudications for this week are suspended and all hearings will be adjourned under exceptional circumstance for 7 days. This is to give HMPPS, MOJ and us so breathing space so we can decide on the best approach going forward safely with IA hearings. This is being looked into at a high level this week and decision will be made on how to proceed and I expect some guidance will be made at the end of the week." We understand that this is a very difficult and frustr

SL5 Legal: Business Continuity During COVID-19 Pandemic

SL5 Legal is following government guidance in relation to self-isolation in order to remain open for business. Staff will continue to work during our usual office hours of 9am – 5.30pm. As a protective measure for our staff and clients, our staff will be working from home for the foreseeable future. We have good facilities in place to ensure that we can maintain regular phone contact. If you are unsure about who you need to contact or wish to speak to a specific member of the SL5 team, please call 020 7388 8333. If the person you need to speak to is unavailable, please leave a clear message. Many of our clients are in custody. Unfortunately, we are not permitted to make any face-to-face v


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