Tag Archives: Remote hearings

Download Skype to join a court hearing: HMCTS GUIDANCE

There is a useful step by step pictorial guide from HMCTS which shows how to download Skype to join a court hearing.   THE GUIDE The guide, which is available here takes you through the steps of downloading Skype onto your computer and installing it. It also includes downloading Skype on to a mobile phone […]

CASES PROCEEDINGS AT BIRMINGHAM HIGH COURT (QBD) & BIRMINGHAM COUNTY COURT: UPDATED GUIDANCE ISSUED TODAY

 HHJ Worster, Acting Designated Civil Judge for Birmingham, has today issued updated guidance for cases in Birmingham.     Please note that guidance and advice issued nationally can be found at the following address https://www.judiciary.uk/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-and-guidance/?utm_medium=email&utm_source LOCAL GUIDANCE This local guidance provides some general information about cases proceeding at Birmingham High Court (Queen’s Bench Division) and […]

REMOTE ASSESSMENTS: HOW ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL IS HELPING SOLVE THE BOTTLENECK ON SOLICITOR’S COSTS

  When Alexander Graham Bell patented the first telephone on 7 March, 1876, one doubts that he anticipated that, nearly 150 years later, lawyers in England would resort to it in order to conduct multi-day litigation over the costs of a claim brought against the state.  Paul Hughes describes his experience of a recent two […]

DETAILED ASSESSMENT BY TELEPHONE: IT CAN WORK: A SUCCESSFUL HEARING EXPLAINED

Detailed assessments are continuing to be heard. Andrew McGee describes a successful hearing yesterday where the assessment was done by telephone. A ONE DAY LONG ASSESSMENT As is becoming more acceptable during this time of unprecedented upheaval, yesterday I undertook a detailed assessment by telephone, and I thought others might benefit from my sharing my […]

HOW TO MAKE REMOTE DETAILED ASSESSMENTS WORK: TWO SUCCESSFUL HEARINGS EXPLAINED

Kevin Latham details his experience of two recent successful detailed assessments and provides hints as to ensure that these run smoothly.     Yesterday I attended my second costs hearing via remote video means and thought it would be helpful to share one or two things: in part to assist others undertaking such hearings, and […]

GUIDANCE ON THE CONDUCT OF REMOTE COST HEARINGS

Kevin Latham writes on the latest guidance for the conduct of remote cost hearings. DETAILED ASSESSMENTS Detailed assessment proceedings are often not thought of as critical work. That is often fair, however, the reality is that the legal profession rely heavily on them. After the ‘lockdown’ was imposed in the UK on 23 March 2020, […]

FOUR TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL REMOTE APPLICATION

Mark Harper QC offers four tips on how to conduct a successful remote application.     Today Andrew Grantham QC and I conducted a remote 3 hour summary judgment application in the Manchester B&P Court before HHJ Pearce. Bar a few initial teething problems the hearing was conducted efficiently and properly. Bodes well for the […]

SUCCESSFUL HEARING TODAY USING SKYPE FOR BUSINESS

  Today, Sam Karim QC appeared in a Court of Protection matter acting for the Respondent at a hearing conducted via Skype for Business. The hearing proceeded smoothly and allowed each of the 7 participants to be clearly seen and heard. An expert was present to give oral evidence, however, this was deemed unnecessary in […]

THE COURT HAS THE BE OPTIMISTIC RATHER THAN PESSIMISTIC: THE CORRECT APPROACH TO REMOTE ATTENDANCE AT HEARINGS

In the commercial court this morning Teare J set out the approach of the courts to arguments that remote hearings will pose difficulties.   “It is the duty of all of the parties to seek to co-operate to ensure that a remote hearing is possible.”