I have been spending a lot of time in the PRFD in the last couple of weeks so thought I would share with you a couple of points.
There are often large queues to get into the building - security seems to be being hypervigilant at the moment - possibly arising out of some sort of incident - so you need to allow extra time to get in particularly for hearings starting at 10 or 2 or when coming back in after lunch. It has been taking me as much as 20 minutes to get in on a bad day but quite frequently 10 minutes. Secondly, security will not currently allow in any glass bottles - including any bottles of perfume or make up etc. I am not sure whether aerosal sprays are also being retained. If you take any of these items in along with all the other usual suspects such as knives, guns & cameras you will have to sign them in and collect them at the end of the day.
For barristers, you may also wish to be aware that the office will no longer seal your SIP for you after the event so you must make sure to get the form stamped by the clerk in court.
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