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Temporary solution or a new model of justice?

Moving court hearings online can facilitate the just, quick and cheap resolution of commercial disputes using widely accessible technology, writes Fiona McLay.

Although the technology has been around for years, adoption has been slow and fiercely resisted.

  • Fiona McLay
  • Lawyers Weekly

Will the legal profession embrace this opportunity to make a permanent shift towards more efficient online solutions?

What has changed?

The lockdown has brought an unexpected opportunity for the generally change-resistant legal profession to try online hearings.

Within weeks a number of Australian courts moved hearings in civil proceedings online to…

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