The Judiciary has announced that in view of the ongoing coronavirus, the General Adjourned Period (“GAP”), which has been in effect since January 29, will be extended for two weeks from March 23 (Monday) until April 5 (Sunday). The GAP will then be reviewed having regard to the prevailing public health situation.
Court hearings originally scheduled for March 24 (Tuesday) to April 5 (Sunday), will generally be adjourned. Only urgent and essential hearings shall be held as directed by the court. Parties will be notified if their hearings will be held as scheduled during these two weeks.
Other urgent and essential hearings will continue to be handled in accordance with the established mechanisms, including the Duty Judge system.
For further information on the GAP and Preventative measures taken by the Judiciary see https://www.judiciary.hk/en/home/index.html or call the Family Court: 2840 1218