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Insights: Dispute Resolution

Witnesses to appear in person or via video-link?

Over the past two years we have seen more and more court hearings take place online as the courts adjusted the ways in which they operated to ensure that hearings could still take place during the pandemic.

Will your expert evidence be accepted by the court?

In a case recently decided a Claimant served expert evidence from a consultant microbiologist but the Defendant did not. Did the Claimant win on the basis of that expert evidence? The answer is No.

Technology disputes and the NHS – the SCL Adjudication scheme – Eyes wide open

Where parties to technology projects have disputes finding a timely and cost effective resolution process, one that provides access to justice whilst allowing relations and cash-flow to be maintained, has long been the holy grail of dispute lawyers. Through its adjudication scheme, launched in October 2019, the Society of Computers & Law (SCL) hopes to encourage parties to adopt a process, which if not the holy grail is advocated as being a major step in the right direction.