Virtual trials in a coronavirus world: reflections and tips
We are currently acting in one of the first fully “virtual trials” in the English Commercial Court. In our earlier post: Virtual trials in a coronavirus world: how it works in practice, we looked at the attitude of judges towards ensuring trials proceed if at all possible during the coronavirus outbreak, and the steps the parties must take to prepare for a virtual trial.
In our associated PDF: Virtual trials in a coronavirus world: reflections and tips, we describe how the virtual trial is working in practice and provide tips on the process.
In short, the virtual trial has been a success and has proved that, notwithstanding the global health crisis, even large commercial disputes can continue to be heard.