Practice Directions and Standing Orders Applicable to Civil Appeals Contents


JUDICIAL OFFICE, HOUSE OF LORDS, LONDON SW1A 0PW


Telephone: 020-7219 3111

Facsimile: 020-7219 2476

www.parliament.uk

e-mail: holjudicialoffice@parliament.uk

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Houses of Parliament (switchboard): 020-7219 3000

The Judicial Office is open from 10am-5pm on Mondays to Thursdays during the law terms and from 10am-4pm on Fridays and outside the law terms. It is closed from 1- 2pm daily; and until 2pm on the day of the State Opening of Parliament.

  During the law terms the Appellate Committee sits on Mondays from 11am-4pm and on Tuesdays to Thursdays from 10.30am-4pm, with an hour's adjournment daily from 1-2pm.

FEES AND TAXATION

  Fee enquiries should be addressed to the Judicial Office.

Taxation enquiries (assessment of costs) should be addressed to the Judicial Taxing Clerk, telephone 020-7219 3105.

  Drafts and cheques for fees, including taxing fees, should be made payable to 'House of Lords Account'. See Appendix C for the level of fees.

  Drafts and cheques for security money only should be made payable to 'House of Lords Security Fund Account'.

ADMISSION PASSES

  No special admission passes are required for persons wishing to attend hearings of the Appellate Committee or judgments in the House. Prior notice of attendance is not required. Those wishing to attend should enter the Palace of Westminster via St Stephen's entrance.

  Special admission passes to the Palace of Westminster are required by counsel and all those attending the Judicial Office. Application for special admission passes is made as follows:

To attend hearing: application should be made in advance by letter to the Judicial Office. Each party to an appeal is entitled to passes for counsel and a maximum of two clerks and two solicitors The application should give the names of those for whom passes are desired and state the number of days for which passes are required. Passes are available for collection from the Pass Office on the first day on which the pass is required.

To attend judgment: application should be made in advance by letter to the Judicial Office. Each party to an appeal is entitled to passes for counsel and one clerk only.

To attend the Judicial Office: application should be made on the day in person to the Pass Office.

The Pass Office is located at Black Rod's Garden entrance, near the Victoria Tower.

Applications by telephone are not accepted. In no circumstances are passes sent in the post.


 
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