Virtual hearings in the new Covid world: are they succeeding or failing?

Online event
Friday, 30 October 2020
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    • Tom Walters, Partner, HFW
    • Henry Clack, Associate, HFW
  • Webinar

In this IIL webinar, Tom Walters and Henry Clack will discuss their experience of virtual hearings in the context of both the High Court and arbitrations during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Covid-19 pandemic gave rise to a number of restrictions which meant that in-person hearings in both the High Court and arbitrations could only take place on a very limited basis.

The legal industry showed that it was capable of quickly adapting to these restrictions and a number of hearings, ranging from brief interlocutory hearings to multi-week trials, took place over platforms like Zoom and Teams.

HFW have been involved in a number of these hearings and will share the lessons that they have learned from their experiences.

By the end of this webinar members would have gained an insight into:

  • The key issues arising out of virtual hearings
  • Whether virtual hearings are here to stay

Due to the interactivity of the event, places are limited (500 places) and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

This webinar will be hosted on Zoom. Please familiarise yourself with their T&Cs and Privacy Statement.

  • Online event

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