Lord Janner will finally appear in court to face child abuse charge this afternoon.
His lawyer Paul Ozin had argued that he should be allowed to appear via video link at Westminster Magistrates' Court.
But after District Judge Emma Arbuthnot expressed impatience with the legal wrangling over the issue, Mr Ozin told the court: "I can confirm that Lord Janner will attend this court at 2 o'clock this afternoon."
In response, the judge said that if the hearing became too much for Janner, she would "immediately abort" and continue in his absence.
His legal team had been insisting he was too ill to attend in person because of his advanced dementia.