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The new normal? Florida court holds first ever fully virtual jury trial

The new normal? Florida court holds first ever fully virtual jury trial

The impact of COVID-19 has forced us all to embrace new forms of communication, with virtual platforms becoming an essential part of our lives. Now, they may become an essential part of our justice system. On Monday, the first ever jury trial to take place entirely on Zoom began in Duval County, Florida. While remote-trials have been in place to some degree from the very beginning of lockdown, this will mark the first time a binding verdict is given by an entirely virtual... Read More

The world of civil appeals to go viral

The world of civil appeals to go viral

Public interest in important legal trials is set to rise significantly with the recent announcement by Master of the Rolls, Sir Terence Etherton, that civil cases in the Court of Appeal will be live streamed to worldwide audiences on YouTube. Plans for the three branches of the High Court in England and Wales to live-stream civil cases will be in place by October of this year. The Supreme Court already streams its proceedings in civil cases and has done since 2013; broadcasting in... Read More

Andrew Moran QC on jurisdictions and British justice after Brexit

Andrew Moran QC on jurisdictions and British justice after Brexit

We were delighted to welcome Andrew Moran QC from Serle Court to our London offices this morning to discuss jurisdiction in civil and commercial matters in the UK and Europe post-Brexit. Since the referendum result was announced in June 2016, MoJ chiefs have been beset with questions as to future plans for British justice. It is a area ripe for discussion, with crucial international conventions due to cease to apply once we are no longer an EU member state. Currently all 28... Read More

Viacom shareholder lawsuit put on hold

Viacom shareholder lawsuit put on hold

A Delaware judge has halted the ongoing Viacom shareholder lawsuit at the request of Sumner Redstone’s lawyers. The ailing media mogul, worth $4.8 billion, has been in the midst of a legal battle since May this year. In a controversial move, Mr Redstone ousted several directors, including Philippe P. Dauman, the former chairman and chief executive of Viacom, from the trust controlling his companies. Dauman and several shareholders hit back with a lawsuit against what he... Read More

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