When can such an agreement be reached? – Any agreement must be reached between the parties The relaxation of the 28-day limit will be welcome for parties working in undoubtedly difficult circumstances, especially when strict automatic sanctions are provided for within the deadlines. It will also avoid a court system that will rush to remote work from many time extension requests. I think they can do it. The rules on the submission of a legal brief label the consequences of non-compliance (judgment by default) and already allow an extension of 28 days.