18. Formality before the court

    1. A solicitor must not, in the presence of any of the parties or solicitors, deal with a court on terms of informal personal familiarity which may reasonably give the appearance that the solicitor has special favour with the court.

Guidance statements

Practitioners are reminded that the highest standards of professionalism continue when appearing before the court remotely. This Guidance Statement outlines what solicitors should consider when doing so.