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Announcement by Judiciary on gale warning arrangements (3)
The following is issued on behalf of the Judiciary:

Attention duty announcers, radio and TV stations:

Please broadcast the following as soon as possible and repeat it at suitable intervals:

     As the Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 has been cancelled, the Judiciary has announced that all hearings of the courts and tribunals will be resumed/held as scheduled tomorrow (July 18).

     Those who were due to attend court hearings today (July 17) but were affected by the issuing of the Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8, including the jurors, should do so at 9.30am tomorrow.

     Those who have been summoned for jury empanelment in the High Court today are not required to attend court until further notice in writing.

     As for those who have been summoned for jury empanelment in the Coroner's Court today, they are required to appear in court at 9.30am tomorrow.

     Court/tribunal registries and offices will open as usual tomorrow.  Court users may also use the integrated Court Case Management System (iCMS) for electronic services provided by the registries of the District Court and Magistrates’ Courts as usual.  Any documents filed via the iCMS during the registries’ closure period will be deemed to have been received upon their reopening tomorrow.

     It is anticipated that there will be a significant number of people going to the courts. In particular, for the High Court, District Court and West Kowloon Law Courts Building, given the need for security screening, court users are advised to arrive at the court buildings earlier to allow time for screening, particularly during the peak hours in the morning.
Ends/Monday, July 17, 2023
Issued at HKT 16:25
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