This report is the first global, empirical study on the use of virtual hearings during the COVID-19 confinement. It is also the first in a series of publications which we will be sharing with you on this topic.
The move to virtual hearings is just one in a series of paradigm shifts that will affect the disputes market. Our report sits within a wider Radical Change agenda at DLA Piper. In the disputes market, you should expect to see in the not too distant future wider use of automation driven by artificial intelligence and algorithms, from programmes used to draft pleadings to software developed to assess prospects of success. The digitisation of disputes will apply to all sections of the legal market – it will facilitate access to justice for those with limited means as well as influence how boardroom directors and GCs evaluate risk and maximise opportunity. The way we help our clients, from pro bono to blue chip, is evolving at an unprecedented rate. Expect to hear more from us in the coming weeks and months.
Please contact us if you would like more information about virtual hearings, or our Radical Change agenda.
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