Law & Regulation

The realities of court work during lockdown

Michael Andrew
Fri, 03 Sep 2021

The realities of court work during lockdown
Tim Mahood, partner at Hudson Gavin Martin (Photo: Supplied)
Michael Andrew
Fri, 03 Sep 2021
Last Wednesday, Tim Mahood, partner at Hudson Gavin Martin, was trying to attend a virtual duty judge list for an injunction on a high court case. It took 45 minutes to connect, much of the audio was indecipherable, and he was ejected from the courtroom five times in the space of two hours.“It's been a shocker,” he said. “Trying to have a hearing during lockdown is hilarious. I know of people who had hearings last week that have had to be abandoned because the technology just wouldn't allow them to do it.”Technic...

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