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New Practice Guidance on remote observation of in-person hearings

The Lord Chief Justice has published Practice Guidance on the new judicial powers to allow remote observation of hearings by non-parties. From 28 June 2022, courts and tribunals will be able to allow reporters and other members of the public to observe hearings remotely.

Observation of remote public hearings commenced during the Covid-19 pandemic under the temporary provisions enacted by the Coronavirus Act 2020. However, the temporary provisions are now being replaced by new powers to allow remote observation of in-person and hybrid hearings; not just remote hearings as was originally intended.

For the new guidance, click here.

Julia Queen, Barrister, Coram Chambers