"In early 2020, asking someone if they could ‘set up a Teams meeting’ might have been met with blank stares and if a colleague has said they spent the weekend ‘on Zoom’, questions might have [been] raised about their professional conduct. So quick was the move to conducting business on these and similar platforms that it is easy to forget how quickly this change has been adopted."
Writing in the Solicitors Journal, associate Ed Patton considers how the convenience of virtual court hearings ought to be balanced with the principle of open justice. He also discusses how the courts and tribunals may choose to deal with the question of 'live' versus 'virtual' hearings in the future.
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