Practitioners should note that District Judge Exton, District Judge Rowe and District Judge Howell hold Public Law tickets. Each case is allocated to a Case Management Judge on issue or on transfer from the Family Proceedings Court.
The Circuit Judges will continue to list directions hearings, Case Management Conferences and Issues Resolution Hearings on a Monday. The District Judges will have Case Management lists on a Tuesday so that practitioners do not find themselves double courted.
The District Judges’ intention is to list final hearings at the Case Management Conferences as their itineraries need to be planned at least 3 months in advance and therefore parties should bring details of witness availability with them to the CMC.