Industry News by Jacob Murray
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A study has found that aggressive cross-examination has the ‘edge taken off’ when taking place over video link and a lack of in-person preparation can damage the performance of legal teams.

Research by international consultancy Berkley Research Group (BRG) says that virtual hearings have been ‘largely positive’ but expert witnesses have reported that traditional cross-examination techniques are ‘significantly less effective’ in a remote setting than in a traditional courtroom. The research states that it is easier to stick with your answer under intense questioning via video link.

The research has found that hybrid hearing have proved unpopular. This is where some parties are in physical attendance and some parties are attending remotely.