May, 2020 - Coronavirus and litigation: are virtual hearings a solution?
- Date: 19/05/2020
The impact of coronavirus on international arbitration and litigation: are virtual hearings a solution?
The COVID-19 outbreak has rapidly developed into a pandemic, causing wide-scale disruption as countries around the world battle to prevent the further spread of the virus. In a world where all but essential travel has been restricted and social distancing is the new norm a key concern for those parties who have ongoing legal proceedings is whether or not their case will proceed.
We consider below how the coronavirus pandemic has affected arbitration and litigation in England and Wales, along with other legal systems around the world, and the use of video conferencing to ensure that hearings can continue during this period of social distancing.