Federal High Court Releases Guidelines For Virtual Proceedings

The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court has released guidelines and practice directions authorising judges to adopt virtual proceedings for court cases in all its judicial divisions. The Chief Judge, Justice John Tsoho, issued the practice directions for cases to be heard virtually on Zoom, Skype or any other audio-visual means approved by the court. The guidelines take effect from Monday, May 18. The virtual proceeding, however, can only be held with the consent of the parties and their counsels. Under the new rules, judges of the court cannot…

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