7th January 2022:
The Office of the Legal Costs Adjudicators has issued a practice direction, due to the significant increase of the Covid 19 Omicron Variant. The default position is to hear all adjudications where possible by way of a remote hearing. Any cases which are unsuitable for a remote hearing will be heard by way of a physical hearing. Such cases considered unsuitable, may involve witnesses at the hearing or such matters that could not be conducted fairly by way of a remote hearing.