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Are remote hearings currently the norm?

Personal Injury Compensation

Are remote hearings currently the norm?

SC (A Child Suing by her Mother and Litigation Friend AC) v University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust [2020] EWHC 1445 (QB)

The High Court has held that an application by an NHS hospital trust for a clinical negligence trial to be adjourned on the basis that the default form of remote hearing during the Covid-19 pandemic was unfair was refused. The court concluded that a fair hearing could take place remotely, but there was no legal or practical impediment to the hearing taking place in court and the overriding objective militated against an adjournment.

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