Within hours of deciding not to allow adjournments of fresh matters based on advocates filing "leave or sick notes", Chief Justice Sunita Agarwal of the Gujarat High Court agreed to withdraw her decision..This came about after the Gujarat High Court Advocates' Association (GHCAA) members met the CJ and requested that the decision be withdrawn. "We, the members of GHCAA met the Chief Justice during the lunch break and explained the issues to her. She accepted our request and has assured that she would withdraw the said decision," GHCAA Secretary Hardik Brahmbhatt told Bar & Bench.The Chief Justice had in the morning session said that she will discontinue the practice of allowing adjournments in fresh matters based on sick/ leave notes. This was after an advocate sought adjournment in a freshly filed case, citing a leave note filed by the advocate representing one of the parties. The Chief Justice had taken exception to the said request."This is a fresh matter. We cannot allow adjournments like this by virtue of leave notes. From tomorrow onwards, no fresh matter will be adjourned on the basis of such leave or sick notes," she said. She had also instructed her staff to put up a notice indicating the same. However, as per Brahmbhatt, the said notice would not be published now..The usual practice in Gujarat High Court is that advocates who are unable to attend a hearing can seek adjournments by filing prior leave or sick notes.