James Farmer

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These Issues were all Predicted Pre-Covid-19 and 6 Years Ago

Saturday, May 02, 2020


This is a paper written and presented 6 years ago by Gillian Coumbe QC at the World Bar Conference in 2014 on the advent, and dangers, of technology being used to create virtual hearings in our courts, in the cause of efficiency. I would urge everyone to read and consider every word of it when thinking of how the courts should be dealing with the problems of Covid-19 today and to weigh those problems against the damage that the proposed solution of remote hearings of substantive matters will cause.

Jim Farmer

2 May 2020

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