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HMCTS online event, 15 July 2020: Use of remote hearings to maintain justice during the coronavirus outbreak

A recording of the live event hosted on 15 July 2020, including presentation slides and Q&A.

This event provided an outline of how HMCTS has expanded the use of technology to hold more video and audio hearings to ensure justice is maintained during COVID-19. The panel also spoke about forthcoming plans for the new technology and how it will be rolled out to further courts in the near future.

Speakers included:

  • Rosie Rand, Service Owner, Future Hearings Programme, HMCTS
  • Tim Britten, Deputy Director for Portfolio Delivery, HMCTS
  • Michelle Filby, Deputy Director, Crime Programme, HMCTS
  • Mark Fenhalls QC, Leader, South Eastern Circuit

Presentation slides: HMCTS - use of remote hearings to maintain justice during the coronavirus outbreak

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HMCTS webinar: Use of remote hearings to maintain justice during the coronavirus outbreak

Here is the final Q&A document.

Use of remote hearings during coronavirus - full Q&A

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Published 16 July 2020
Last updated 5 October 2020 + show all updates
  1. Adding the final Q&A document.

  2. First set of Q&A from the event added.

  3. Added survey link.

  4. First published.