The Governor and Company of the Bank of Scotland v. The Nel

In Admiralty Practice, Other Practice Topics on (Updated )

This was an appeal from an order of the Prothonotary in which the Prothonotary refused an adjournment of a pending motion and refused to allow counsel to appear by telephone conference call on short notice. The appeal was denied. The Judge on appeal noted, as did the Prothonotary, that the Court often tries to proceed by telephone conference call when feasible but noted that there was no absolute right in a party to be heard by telephone conference. The Court further noted that when there are multiple counsel present in court the appropriate procedure is to be represented by a local agent.