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Virtual Hearing - Meeting of First Appointment

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06 Apr 20 #512046 by hadenoughnow
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I think yours will be one of the first to go ahead. It has taken the courts a couple of weeks to sort out remote hearings so many have been vacated.

Is yours to be video or just audio?

I imagine it will be a bit like a conference call with the judge chairing it. Hopefully the judge will explain the procedure at the outset and will ensure you have chance to speak.

Make sure you have clear simple notes of the points you want to make. Think about whether there may be objections to any of the question you asked and be ready to explain why you there no they should be included.

Have a list of any questions he has asked that you want struck out and be ready to (succinctly) explain why.

Same with Statement of Issues. The judge will seek to narrow the issues between you if possible. Don't agree anything unless you are completely happy - e.g. house valuation.

It should be conducted just like a standard First Hearing ...

It would be great if you can give us some feedback to help others facing the same situation over the next few weeks, months, who knows ????


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24 Jul 20 #513411 by Ersuf
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I had my first appointment meeting today over the phone. Received a call, automated voice asked me if I wanted to join and if i did I should press star 1 then I was told that after the beep I would be required to say my name. All went smoothly. This process was carried out for the other parties to the meeting until we were all present. I lost connection about 5 minutes before the end. The judge just called me back to sum up.

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