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Judge denies request to expedite Britney Spears’ conservatorship hearing


Britney Spears’ legal request to have her conservatorship hearing expedited has been denied by a judge for the Los Angeles probate court. 

The singer and her lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, were keen to have the date brought forward, which Jamie Spears openly hoped to avoid in order to build his legal defence

The date for the hearing was scheduled for the 29th of September and the unsuccessful request hoped to expedite the hearing to the 23rd of August. 

Mathew Rosengart argued: “Every day that passes is another day of avoidable harm and prejudice to Ms. Spears and the Estate.”

Judge Brenda Penny rejected the request yesterday on a ‘denial without prejudice’, meaning that Rosengart can resubmit the expedition request under the proviso that further evidence is provided. 

This latest development follows yesterday’s news that Jamie Spears’ court filing stated that there are no grounds to remove him as the conservator of his daughter’s estate and that he has served her faithfully within his appointed role.

His filing stated: “[He] has dutifully and faithfully served as the conservator of his daughter’s estate without any blemishes on his record.”

At present, further hearings regarding his removal from conservatorship are scheduled for the 29th of September, but it is likely that Rosengart will resubmit before that date.