- Expanding the use of live links in the criminal courts
- What are the provisions introduced to the Criminal Procedure Rules 2015, SI 2015/1490 (CrimPR) in October 2016 in relation to the use of live link (and telephone facilities)?
- How does this expand upon the use of live links in criminal proceedings prior to these amendments?
- What does this say about the way in which courts and the judiciary are embracing the use of technology?
- The amendments in October 2016 mark a step forwards in the trend for the criminal courts to make more use of technology. Do you think they will be well received in practice and why?
Corporate Crime analysis: Will increasing the use of video link and telephone facilities make the criminal justice system more efficient? Sandra Paul, partner, Áine Kervick, solicitor, and Katherine Galza, trainee solicitor at Kingsley Napley, explain the new provisions which impose positive duties on the court, and what they mean for criminal practice.
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