Any person wishing to take notes in court must obtain the permission of the judge beforehand.
You can do this by:
- Informing the court clerk or a member of security staff in the courtroom before proceedings start. They will arrange to submit your request to the judge.
- Submitting your request in writing or via email to the Court Office before the relevant court hearing commences.
You should make your request as far in advance as possible and ensure you state the name and reference number of the case and give your reasons for wanting to take notes.
The judge will decide whether you are permitted to do so and you will be informed by a member of court staff or security staff.
For further information please contact a member of court staff or a member of security staff.