Many expert witnesses will already have had experience of giving remote evidence via a video-link where they are the only person who is not in the hearing room (a remote hearing). Few will, so far, have had experience of doing so in circumstances where some or all of the other participants are also communicating via video conferencing software (a virtual hearing).
There are, as a result of Coronavirus restrictions, bound to be many more remote and virtual hearings as courts, tribunals and other forms of dispute resolution adapt to appropriate new ways of working.
Assisted by feedback on giving evidence remotely already provided to TAE by experts and some of the issues judges have recently been grappling with, we offer the following guidance to experts.
See below for the guidance. A downloadable version of the guide is available here – Guidelines on Remote Evidence