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Evolution of dispute resolution - virtual hearings

Commercial dispute resolution underwent a forced revolution during 2020, with courts and arbitral tribunals in many major jurisdictions responding to social restrictions by introducing or advancing technological solutions to hold virtual hearings.

This page contains a range of resources from across our network to provide practical guidance and insights, and to continue the discussion around the impact of virtual hearings and the implications for dispute resolution in the future.

Our cross-border surveys on virtual hearings

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We gathered insights and opinions from over 300 internal and external legal professionals on virtual hearings.

Recent publications

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Virtual hearings: 10 golden rules for instructing counsel

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Love them or hate them: Virtual hearings are here to stay

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Mamma Mia! What's up with virtual hearings?

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Our virtual hearings interview series

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How virtual hearings are shaping 2021 and beyond

Jane Jiang interviews Sir William Blair of 3 Verulam Buildings about his experience with virtual hearings and his thoughts on the future.

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Virtual hearings – are they here to stay?

Dubai partner Kirsten O’Connell interviews London partner Kate Davies McGill on her experience with virtual hearings so far and how the changes that occurred in 2020 may shape proceedings in the future.

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Virtual hearings – An expert witness perspective

A&O Partner Jane Jiang interviewed Rick Grove of Rutter Associates LLC about virtual hearings in December 2020.

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Virtual hearings - The psychological aspects of virtual hearings

As part of Allen & Overy’s interview series on virtual hearings, Frankfurt partner Anna Masser interviews Dr Ula Cartwright-Finch on the psychological side of virtual hearings.

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Virtual hearings and innovation – new opportunities?

Werner Eyskens, Andrew Bennett and Lauren Rasking discuss how they created a successful team with alternative remote support and local bubbles for a complex arbitration case.

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