Susan Neill-Fraser's second appeal against her murder conviction will go ahead in August if the situation with coronavirus has not worsened.
Neill-Fraser is serving 23 years' jail for the murder of her partner Bob Chappell who was last seen on the couple's yacht the Four Winds near Hobart on Australia Day 2009.
Under state legislation introduced in 2015, Neill-Fraser is the first person to successfully bid to appeal for conviction a second time because she was able to produce "fresh and compelling" evidence.
Her second appeal is set to start on August 17 and run for two weeks.
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The appeal was initially slated to be heard from May 25 but it was delayed when Neill-Fraser's interstate counsel were unable to attend in person due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.
At an earlier hearing it was agreed by Neill-Fraser's legal team and the Crown the appeal was too complex to be conducted via video-link.
The Hobart Supreme Court on Monday heard both the Neill-Fraser's counsel and the Crown were ready for the appeal to go ahead in August should that be possible given the uncertain situation with COVID-19.
Justice Helen Wood said the court would proceed as if the appeal was going ahead on that date.
A further directions hearing was set for July 3 at 2.15pm.