This free to watch webinar on how the legal industry has embraced the “tech revolution” of 2020 and the challenges of virtual hearings was part of the virtual conference Managing Risk and Litigation that took place on the 18-19 November.
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Virtual court hearings and trials are concepts that at the start of 2020 seemed futuristic to most of us. But the last 9 months have shown us that the technology is there, and the issue is mostly with culture and our willingness to embrace change. So, what are the permanent long-term changes we can expect from this year’s tech revolution? Can technology truly make things more efficient?
Watching a screen all day is quite different from being in the courtroom. It is almost impossible to pick up the nuances, and there are genuine concerns when it comes to witnesses not being in the same room, despite the fact that it has been commonplace in English trials for a while now for certain witnesses to give their evidence by video. The conclusion is that we should expect a more institutionalised change around the optimal way of running a trial, now that we’ve seen what can be achieved through the use of technology.
Watch the full webinar for further thoughts and predictions from Sir Nigel Teare, 10 Fleet Street and Dorothy Cory-Wright, Partner at Dechert.