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How to carry out successful remote video trials

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In these uncertain times, courts are managing proceedings in a variety of different ways from telephone hearings for applications to trials by video conferencing.

We recently conducted a remote trial in the Reading County Court by which all parties, legal representatives and witnesses attended by video conference.

Covid-19 and current attempts to end contracts early

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The global coronavirus pandemic is going to make it difficult or impossible for franchisors and franchisees in a wide range of circumstances to fulfil their contractual obligations. It is likely that many such parties will seek to argue that they should be released from those obligations by virtue of a force majeure clause or under the doctrine of frustration.

CPR Part 36 Offers

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Part 36 offers are a useful tactical step a party can take in legal proceedings to attempt to focus the other side on settling proceedings. It can put pressure on an opponent to come to the table and settle a case whilst importantly protecting the offeror’s position on costs.

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