A Division Bench of Bombay High Court has issued a notice on the administrative side warning advocates against circulating matters which do not require urgent hearing. .The principal bench of the Bombay High Court has already reduced its working hours in view of COVID-19 and is currently sitting only three hours a day from 12 noon to 3 pm to hear cases. The hearing is happening through virtual mode only..A bench of Justices Gautam Patel and Madhav Jamdar noted that advocates are taking undue advantage of an earlier notice which permitted advocates to merely indicate the date of listing without mentioning for circulation.Lawyers are circulating non-urgent matters due to which a large number of cases in which there is no urgency, are being listed, the notice said..The notice explained that "the purpose of limiting the functioning of hours of the court was because there is less staff and also to reduce crowding". "Listing non-urgent matters, endlessly increase the pressure on the Court staff and the Court departments," the notice emphasized..The Bench warned advocates that if matters which are not urgent are circulated, then either costs would be imposed or the matter will be adjourned to a long date. "Advocates and parties are put to notice that if any such matters that are not immediately urgent are circulated, either heavy costs will be imposed or matters may be adjourned to a long date," the notice stated..While this particular division bench issued a written notice, various benches of the High Court have been orally requesting lawyers to not insist on listing cases which do not require immediate court attention.