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Virtual hearings both in court and arbitration have been accelerated due to the restrictions in physical gatherings, and travel and movement, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic over the last 1½ years or so.
The challenge has been between indefinitely adjourning hearings until the situation normalises, or looking for other solutions that are now possible due to the availability of relatively affordable fast and stable broadband in many parts of the world, audiovisual capabilities of personal computers and peripherals that have become ubiquitous, as well as the rapidly improving virtual conferencing platforms.
This session will explore the challenges of virtual hearings; measures taken to overcome these, in particular protecting the integrity and procedural fairness of the proceedings; the practical experience of how successful these have been in addressing the deficits compared to in-person hearings; the significant savings in costs to be had; and whether or not they are likely to become the norm even when the pandemic subsides and life returns to normal.
Terms and Conditions
Places are limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
For events with registration fees, all payments must be made in advance, including bank charges. Registration will be confirmed once proof of payment is provided by email or fax, and full payment is received.
For events that are not organised by Bar Council, please note that you are subject to the relevant terms and conditions specified by the external providers.
Cancellations must be made in writing.
If you have failed to inform the organiser on your cancellation for three consecutive times, you may be blacklisted for future events.
Refunds will be processed after the event is completed. This may take up to 30 business days. The conditions for refunds are as follows:
- Full refunds will be issued if the event is cancelled or postponed by the organiser due to some circumstances.
- No refunds for this course. However substitution is allowed.
The organiser reserves the right to modify, cancel or postpone the event, should circumstances arise that make such action necessary, whereupon all registration fees paid will be refunded.
You are allowed to transfer your place to another participant, but you must notify the organiser with the necessary details.
CPD points will not be awarded to lawyers and pupils in chambers from Peninsular Malaysia who arrive more than 15 minutes late, are not present throughout the event, or leave before its scheduled end.
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- Materials will be emailed only. No printed notes will be provided.
- No recording of the event is permitted via any means at any time.
- No part of the event content may be used/reproduced in any form without the written and explicit consent of the Bar Council and speaker(s).