The attention of all practitioners is drawn to the provisions of s. 11 of the Civil Law and Criminal Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2020.
From 12th April, 2021, where, in respect of a personal injuries action the Court considers that the interests of justice can fairly be met by hearing that action on a remote platform, the Court may direct that the hearing will proceed in that manner.
Any party to a personal injuries action may, on notice to any other party, apply to the judge in charge of the Personal Injuries list for such a hearing. And, unless good reason can be established as to why the action should not be heard in such a manner, the Court will direct a remote hearing and give such further directions as may be necessary concerning the time and mode of trial.
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