According to a survey being conducted by former magistrate Penelope Gibbs, director of charity Transform Justice, nearly three-quarters of respondents say video-link hearings in England and Wales have had a negative impact on participation for defendants who do not speak English well or at all, and for unrepresented defendants.
Sir James Munby, president of the family division, berated the state of equipment in family courts, including his own court in London’s Royal Courts of Justice. Last year a law firm threatened to boycott a pilot virtual court duty scheme, which it claimed was not fit for purpose.
Should a personal or business dispute arise, our specialist Litigation Department, take a friendly, proactive approach, applying their considerable knowledge and expertise with the aim of resolving the dispute as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.
We are aware that litigation is not always the best way to solve disputes and we will advise you on alternative dispute resolutions that can best rectify the issue, cost-effectively and keeping distress to a minimum. However, if court proceedings prove unavoidable, we have the expertise to prepare your case to the best advantage and arrange for your representation throughout the court procedure.
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