Right: the Old Corporation Court Room, Malmesbury -- a worthy venue for proceedings before the hearing officer?
On this issue she explains how easy it is:
"The issue is canvassed first with the other side in correspondence and then put to the court at the case management conference.Thanks, Jane. If the cost and inefficient use of time caused by litigation in distant venues can be trimmed down or avoided altogether, so much the better.
In my experience the difficulty lies not so much in persuading a judge or hearing officer to sit outside London as in persuading local administrators to free up one of their courts.
Donnelly was heard in the immigration tribunal. As we now have new civil court centres in Manchester and Liverpool it should be easier to get a trial on the Northern Circuit. Space in Leeds and Newcastle is still tight".