How are the UK courts operating in the face of the new variant of COVID?
HM Courts & Tribunals Service has drawn up a short and medium term plan in response to COVID-19, outlining what has changed in the way courts and tribunals operate and work. As they have been assuring in recent months, the courts and tribunals operate correctly and remain open for face-to-face ...
Editor - 21 January 2021 United Kingdom
Latest survey from Baker McKenzie and KPMG - The Future of Disputes: Are Virtual Hearings Here To Stay?
A UK report launching today by leading global law firm Baker McKenzie and KPMG UK highlights that 70% of surveyed legal professionals said they would prefer a virtual format for interim applications in the next civil dispute they are involved in. Based on a survey of 250 private practice and in-hou...
Editor - 15 January 2021
The new EU Directive for the European class action
On December 4th 2020, the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) published the long-awaited Directive 2020/1828 of the European Parliament and of the Council of November 25th on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers. The directive, which must be t...
Miquel Morales Sabalete - 12 December 2020
Lawsuit evidences electoral fraud in the US and revives Trump's electoral aspirations
The attempt by the mainstream press to silence what is simply part of reality is becoming one of the most embarrassing exercises in the history of journalism. Leaving aside the bias towards one of the two candidates for the White House, Donald Trump's chances of winning a second term are still real....
Pablo Capel Dorado - 01 December 2020 United States of America
Guide and FAQs regarding Online Dispute Resolution implementation into the Connecticut Courts
The State of Connecticut has published a guide for the implementation of procedures by telematic means, due to the situation generated by the COVID-19.  In this sense, and to explain in more detail about this form of telematic procedure, the State of Connecticut itself has published 8 frequent...
Joe Goodman - 24 November 2020 United States of America
New courtroom protections for vulnerable victims available in the UK territory
New technology which spares vulnerable victims and witnesses the trauma of attending court is now available in every Crown Court across England and Wales. Available immediately, it allows the likes of children or those who suffer from a debilitating condition to have their cross-examination video-r...
Editor - 23 November 2020 United Kingdom
Are undocumented people considered as "persons"? What does the Trump administration think about this
Freshfields team files amicus brief in Trump v. New York, supporting inclusion of all people in congressional apportionment. A Freshfields team comprising partner Aaron Marcu, special counsel Scott Eisman, and associates Elena Hadjimichael, Christian Vandergeest, and Robert Barton has filed an amic...
Editor - 19 November 2020 United States of America
The legal issue between Google and the press agencies in France
The Paris Court of Appeal (Cour d'appel de Paris) today rejected Google's action for annulment of the interim measures’ decision issued by the Competition Authority on 9 April 2020, in the case regarding neighbouring rights of press agencies and publishers.  On 9 April 2020, the French C...
Adelie Cordier - 12 November 2020
Justice delayed is justice denied. The importance of an expeditious and reasoned judgement
Court orders handed down long after the conclusion of a hearing – up to two years’ later in some cases – or delivered without the judge providing reasons for the decision, are contrary to the rule of law, prolong uncertainty and delay the delivery of justice.  The matter of M...
Henri Strydom - 16 September 2020 South Africa
Seven in 10 Americans want the Supreme Court to continue to broadcast live-audio oral arguments after COVID-19
At the onset of the pandemic, the United States Supreme Court adopted transparency measures such as broadcasting lauded live-audio clips of oral arguments. These measures have been a revolution for American justice, and 70 percent of those surveyed in a poll conducted by PSB support the c...
Editor - 13 June 2020 United States of America
How New South Wales (Australia) courts are resuming their activity
Australia Judicial System is trying to reopen their courts. New South Wales Supreme Court has resumed face-to-face civil hearings on 1 June 2020 and will be resumed criminal jury trials from 29 June 2020. "For the first time in living memory, personal appearances were essentially banned in our cour...
Editor - 03 June 2020 Australia
Sanitary measures announced by the Court of Justice of the European Union in order to host hearings
The Court of Justice of the European Union has announced the adoption of several sanitary measures to ensure that hearings can take place from the end of May and from the beginning of June. These measures have been applied in the Court of Justice and in the General Court and concern access to the i...
Editor - 01 June 2020
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