Remote Hearings Protocol

The Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court have issued two new Protocols, effective 31 August 2021:

The protocols contain procedural instructions and technical information for counsel, parties, witnesses, media, and other observers who will be remotely participating in hearings in these Courts.

The Protocol also contains instructions for people who wish to attend a hearing in person.  Please refer to these instructions if you are unsure whether you are able to attend in person. 

The High Court has issued a Protocol, effective 27 July 2020

These guidelines outline practical considerations for judges and participants when considering and determining whether witnesses can, and if so, should, give evidence remotely in criminal trials.