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Upholding the rule of law or providing an efficient service – the judicial perspective on the changing role of the courts

Tuesday 11 May 2021 | 12:00 - 13:00 (BST)

Speakers

Lord John Thomas (chair), Chairman of SIFoCC’s Steering Group; Sir Julian Flaux, Chancellor of the High Court of England and Wales; Mr Justice Robin Knowles, Judge with day to day responsibility for SIFoCC; Judge Marcus Livio, Federal Judge in the 2nd Federal Circuit (Rio de Janeiro), Brazil; Loretta Preska, Senior Judge, United States District Courts – Southern District of New York; Justice Zainab Alami, Justice of the High Court of the Gambia.

What the session will cover

This panel, presented by the Standing International Forum on Commercial Courts, will feature a discussion among commercial court judges drawn from around the world on the future of dispute resolution globally in the context of the economic challenges posed not only by the pandemic but also the changing ways in which we do business, and the demands these factors have placed on our courts. It will explore case management principles across different jurisdictions and will consider what has worked well to enable courts to deal with cases justly and efficiently; participants will debate concrete actions to deal with backlogs and the rapid digitisation of dispute resolution, and its attendant ethical and procedural issues.

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