I wrote recently about an unfortunate “IT glitch” which wiped text messages passing between a senior police officer and the Home Secretary, Priti Patel. It was difficult to cover this story – I did not particularly want to call the &#…

In response to his review of recent comments from the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Burnett of Maldon, implying that courts will soon return to in-person hearings, Chris Dale provides some insight into how far we have come during the lockdown period with using technology to transition from in-person court appearances to remote advocacy. 

Chris Dale provides a recap of the legal tech industry’s transition from in-person events to virtual conferences over the past year, and the current state of the same, focusing on the success of fully virtual events like Relativity Fest 2020, as well as hybrid approaches.

Chris Dale reflects on moderating the International Panel at Relativity Fest.  The 2020 speakers included Meribeth Banaschik of EY – Germany, Inés Rubio of BSI – Dublin, Karyn Harty of McCann FitzGerald – Dublin, Jonathan Armstrong of Cordery – London (and a recent ESI Survival Guide guest) and David Horrigan of Relativity – U.S.

Chris Dale discusses the next chapter in the Johnny Depp disclosure saga.  Depp ultimately avoided sanctions for violating an “unless order” after he failed to disclose the infamous “Australian Drug Texts”.  The court issued the judgment in favor of Depp after evaluating the facts in light of the three Denton stages.