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BC Welfare Rights
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I really should know this.. Does a letter sent by HMCTS on 01.10.19 (received yesterday) giving notice of an appeal hearing to be held on 14.10.19 mean that 14 days notice has been given?

Elliot Kent
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The rule says that you must be given “at least 14 days” notice of the hearing unless exceptions apply. I think this would generally be understood as referring to 14 clear days notice so that the date of sending and the date of the hearing don’t count (see also CPR 2.8 and R(IB) 1/00). As you have had only 12 clear days notice, I think you would be entitled to object to the hearing going ahead unless one of the exceptions applies.

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Excellent, many thanks Elliot