Lockdown doesn't mean shutdown: use of remote hearings and conferences in the Criminal Justice System

Crime Group Webinar

Date: Tuesday 28th April 2020
Time: 17:00pm-17:45pm
Speaker: Paul Keleher QC, Counsel, 25 Bedford Row
Host: Sonal Dashani, Counsel, 25 Bedford Row
Format: via Zoom

The current public health emergency has pushed remote hearings and conferences to the forefront of the revolution in the criminal justice system’s use of IT. This particular remote seminar will look at the basics of video conferencing and how to get the best out of them and will provide the latest breaking news on the available technology which is to be introduced by HMCTS shortly.

Presented by Paul Keleher QC who has been involved since 2011 with the development of the Crown Court Digital Case System and is now working with the MoJ on the Common Platform and liaising on behalf of the CBA and Bar Council with HMCTS on the introduction of video conferencing technology.


To access and download a copy of the Webinar resources, please click here.

Please click here for details of the changes made by the Coronavirus Act 2020 to the Courts Act 2003, Criminal Justice Act 2003, Crime and Disorder Act 1998, Mental Health Act 1983 and Civil Procedure Rules, Practice Direction 51.


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