Remote Hearings

1-11 of 11 Articles
Clock icon 3 minutes

Nearly half of Scottish lawyers say representing clients in remote courtrooms is worse than in-person, according to a new survey. Accountancy firm Henderson Loggie surveyed dispute resolution and family lawyers across Scotland ahead of an expected post-pandemic increase in the volume of disputes wit

Clock icon 4 minutes

Most voters and businesses back the continued use of online court hearings as part of the modernisation of the justice system, a think-tank has claimed. The Social Market Foundation found that three-quarters of 1,000 individuals polled were content with online hearings and other remote access arrang

Clock icon 3 minutes

Holyrood's criminal justice committee has warned against setting in stone a presumption in favour of remote legal hearings. The committee has set out its views on the proposed extension of temporary changes to the justice system in the Scottish government’s Coronavirus (Recovery and Reform) Bi

Clock icon 3 minutes

A survey of Scottish solicitors has found that more than three-quarters think aspects of remote civil court work should continue after the pandemic. Findings from the Law Society of Scotland survey of 448 civil court practitioners have indicated that most think remote hearings work well for procedur

Clock icon 4 minutes

Jodi Gordon, partner at Road Traffic Accident Law (Scotland) LLP, comments on the development of remote hearings during the Covid-19 pandemic. ‘Working from home’ has become the norm for so many of us over the last 10 months. There have been challenges along the way requiring both employ

Clock icon 4 minutes

Plans to conduct High Court trials using remote jury centres are now underway and the first trials are expected to start at the end of September. Following the recommendation from Lady Dorrian's Restarting Solemn Trials Working Group, the first trials will be based in selected ODEON cinemas and are

Clock icon 2 minutes

A survey of members of the Faculty of Advocates has found that there is support for the use of remote hearings as a temporary measure during the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey found that four in five agree that remote hearings are a useful addition to how court hearings are heard in Scotland. However

Clock icon 1 minute

Terra Firma's Jon Kiddie has considered the essentials of remote hearings in a new article, particularly in relation to civil proceedings, from where we were pre-pandemic to the current situation where remote hearings have become the new norm. "This article represents its author’s attempt to m

Clock icon 2 minutes

The vast majority of lawyers involved in remote court hearings during the COVID-19 pandemic in England and Wales are satisfied with their experience, a major survey has found. Having surveyed nearly 900 lawyers on the impact of COVID-19 on the civil justice system for the Civil Justice Council (CJC)

Clock icon 1 minute

A drug trafficker has been sentenced to death in Singapore in a remote court hearing held using Zoom. Malaysian national Punithan Genasan, 37, was convicted on Friday of complicity in heroin trafficking in 2011.

1-11 of 11 Articles