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A Guide to Remote Private Hearings: Arbitrations, Private FDRs and Early Neutral Evaluations

12 Jun 2020

Location: 12.00pm - 1.00pm Virtual Event (Zoom)
Members: £25+VAT - Book by 12 Jun

Highlights

Read Guidance Materials prior to the event

Remote hearings are now the norm in private family hearings, but what if one party is a LIP or the parties are unfamiliar with the process, how can you ensure that the hearing actually happens and is successful. What about disclosure, is everything said confidential? Can a family arbitration, whether money or children take place remotely and what if there are witnesses? Can a party record the hearing and what can they do with the recording? Which of the digital platforms should we use for different hearings?

This Webinar will seek to explain the details,  grapple with the issues currently facing all practitioners undertaking remote family hearings and suggest  guidance and ground rules for a successful remote hearing.

From the tech to the etiquette, Suzanne Kingston will chair a hugely experienced panel of QC’s and barristers who regularly practice as private judges and arbitrators in remote hearings, who give their insights on best practice.

  • Cameras, lights, action: The minimum technical requirements, what you need to have;
  • Preparation: Bundles, directions in advance;
  • What are the duties of the parties: Full and frank disclosure and confidentiality;
  • The conduct of the hearing: Practical tips
  • Recording or not?
  • Witnesses in arbitrations:  how can they best give evidence

Followed by a Q&A with the Panel (the authors of the guides) who will be happy to answer your questions.

Speakers

Nick Allen QC
Barrister
29 Bedford Row

Nicholas Allen QC
Nick Allen QC Barrister
29 Bedford Row
Janet Bazley QC
Barrister
1GC

Janet Bazley QC
Janet Bazley QC Barrister
1GC
Andrzej Bojarski
Barrister
The 36 Group

Andrzej Bojarski
Andrzej Bojarski Barrister
The 36 Group
Nigel Dyer QC
Barrister
1 Hare Court

Nigel Dyer QC
Nigel Dyer QC Barrister
1 Hare Court
Marina Faggionato
Barrister
Queen Elizabeth Building

Marina Faggionato
Marina Faggionato Barrister
Queen Elizabeth Building
Charles Hale QC
Barrister, Arbitrator
4 Paper Buildings

Charles Hale QC
Charles Hale QC Barrister, Arbitrator
4 Paper Buildings
Suzanne Kingston
Consultant
Mills & Reeve

Suzanne Kingston
Suzanne Kingston Consultant
Mills & Reeve
Christopher Pocock QC
Barrister
1KBW

Christopher Pocock QC
Christopher Pocock QC Barrister
1KBW

Agenda

Timings:

11.55am - 1.00pm Virtual Event (Zoom)

11.55am
Audience Log on
12.00pm
Chair's Opening Remarks
Speakers:
Suzanne Kingston - Consultant - Mills & Reeve
12.05pm
A Guide to Remote Private Hearings: Arbitrations, Private FDRs and Early Neutral Evaluations

Panel Session covering:

  • The minimum technical requirements, what you need to have;
  • Preparation - Bundles, directions in advance;
  • What are the duties of the parties: Full and frank disclosure and confidentiality;
  • Practical tips on the conduct of the hearing;
  • Recording or not?
  • Witnesses in arbitrations- how can they best give evidence
Speakers:
Christopher Pocock QC - Barrister - 1KBW
Nicholas Allen QC - Barrister - 29 Bedford Row
Charles Hale QC - Barrister, Arbitrator - 4 Paper Buildings
12.30pm
Q&A with Panel
12.55pm
Chair's Summation & Close of Event
Speakers:
Suzanne Kingston - Consultant - Mills & Reeve