20 March 2020
High Court - Crown Court Bail Applications - Arrangements until 27/03
19 March 2020
Legal representatives should provide through their motion or separate
skeleton arguments the full basis for their application. This should
be served by the legal representatives on the Court Office who will
notify the PPS of the application and when a response is due.
The PPS will have 24 hours to provide a written response to the court
office, which they should copy to the applicant’s legal representatives
before the hearing. The PPS response should suggest potential bail
conditions and the parties if possible should liaise to seek agreement.
A judge may deal with the case on the papers or direct a hearing.
Where a judge decides to refuse an application on the papers the
attendance of the defendant through video link is required to set out
reasons for refusal. Where a hearing is required the parties will be
notified accordingly and arrangements made as to the nature of that
Generally hearings will be listed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday in
the High Court however should the need arise additional/emergency courts
will be arranged as appropriate. Legal aid arrangements including
certification will apply as usual.