The shortcomings of virtual court proceedings

04 June 2020

Ahead of a rapid consultation of the impact of Covid-19 measures on the civil justice system by the Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, Edward Cooke talks to the BBC about the challenges posed by digital court proceedings, particularly for those who are disadvantaged, vulnerable or have more challenging circumstances.

The article explores the need for appropriate provision for face-to-face dispute resolution in certain cases, the role of pop-up courts and the views of other lawyers and charities.