Update of 2 October 2020: our initial findings are now available.

There is much talk about virtual or remote hearings, which have come to the fore as one of the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. What is our collective experience of them, are we comfortable with them and are the changes here to stay? Are the answers true across the community or do they vary by region? These questions and more are what our survey on remote hearings sought to quantify; it ran from 10 June to 6 July 2020.

Our initial findings are now available under the title "Empirical Study of Experiences with Remote Hearings: A Survey of Users’ Views" as Chapter 7 of Maxi Scherer, Niuscha Bassiri, Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab (eds.), International Arbitration and the COVID-19 Revolution (Wolters Kluwer, 2020). Our further findings will be published in due course.

With many thanks,

Gary Born, Anneliese Day QC, Hafez Virjee