A notice of hearing is sent out to the parties making clear that the case is not allocated to a particular Master but is in a group with other cases listed for the same date. If too many cases remain effective on that date, the case will be moved to a later (specified) date in which case it will be given priority on that occasion.
An email will be required from the receiving party between 10 and 14 days before the hearing to confirm that the hearing is still effective. Papers are NOT to be submitted before an email has been sent from the receiving party confirming that the hearing is still effective. Papers lodged any earlier than 14 days before the hearing will be returned.
An email will be sent to the parties approximately 7 days before the hearing confirming whether the case is going ahead or not. Where there are too many cases to be heard on one day, listing preference will be given to cases where the papers have been lodged in accordance with this notice and confirmation that the case is effective has been received.
Communication is by a dedicated email address, not by telephone, and all emails are to be retained until after the hearing has concluded. The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org