The latest edition of the Commercial Court Guide came out on the 3rd of February 2022. This edition focuses on some significant changes to practices including the default position of using electronic bundles and the increased use of technology and remote hearings.
Key highlights included changes to:
Default maximum hearing times
The process for listing trials
The use of junior advocates
Summary determination of jurisdiction challenges in arbitration
Guidance on evidence
Mandates for the use of electronic bundles and trial presentation
These changes are great effort by the Courts and Tribunals Judiciary to address the current backlog and further embrace technology. These changes are aigned with XBundle’s goals of saving time, reducing cost and supporting greener litigation!