What better way to end the week than… with a five-minute possession hearing at 9pm on a Friday. Lawyers were alarmed last week to spot the late-night listing at Scarborough County Court. Cases were also listed for 6.30pm, 7pm and 8.30pm.
Had HM Courts & Tribunals Service extended its flexible operating hours pilot to the bracing seaside resort without telling anyone? Thankfully not. HMCTS said the listings were an ‘error’. Cue cheers from lawyers who no longer had to cancel their plans to…carry on working.