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Remote hearings – practical tips

September 2021 | Procedure

An interesting article will prove an important read for practitioners who have to occasionally attend remote hearings. The result of Covid-19 was that HMCTS announced that physical hearings would be avoided wherever possible. Of course, in-person hearings are returning but it is likely that remote hearings will continue. The article outlines the key Practice Directions …

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Court hearings – live transcription

July/August 2021 | Procedure

A recent HC case is relevant to many litigants because it considers the requirements for litigants to meet if they wish to use live time transcription services in relation to court hearings. A firm of solicitors engaged a firm of transcribers to provide a transcript of a pre-trial review. This transcript was accordingly not being …

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Costs v damages

July/August 2021 | Procedure

The HC recently heard an eyebrow-raising appeal against a costs decision. The background of the case is an intense, protracted family dispute which involved, among other things, litigation over an apartment in Goa. The parties appeared to reach settlement in 2016 when a requirement to ‘take all necessary steps’ to transfer the ownership of the …

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