After waiting 3 months for NHS to write referral for MRI and 4 months for FDR, I now find out that I need major surgery next thurs, 4 days prior to court! I can''t afford to postpone. Do I need to be present or can barrister and solicitor sort?
It is possible to arrange to be available by telephone on the day of FDR if illness prevents attendance ... but I think you need to clear this with the court and provide medical proof. I would give the court or your solicitor a call ASAP.