In this series, members of 39 Essex Chambers connect with colleagues and friends from around the world.
You can view the latest episodes at www.39essex.com
Edwin Glasgow OBE QC and the Hon Mr Justice Edwin Cameron
Edwin Glasgow QC and the Hon Mr Justice Edwin Cameron reflect on how the present pandemic might impact access to justice in the UK, South Africa and around the world.
Peter Rees QC and Philip Rodney
In this episode, Peter Rees and Philip Rodney discuss the Scottish experience of the lockdown, the pros and cons of videoconferencing, how the coronavirus crisis might fuel creativity and lead to changes in society.
Swee Im Tan, Eric Ng , Kevin Nash and Tatiana Polevshchikova
The group discuss how the different arbitral institutions have been coping with the move to virtual hearings and greater cooperation between their organisations and how the flexibility of arbitration can allow parties to adapt to the new situation.
Samar Abbas Kazmi and Kelvin Teo
This episode looks at the impact on life in Singapore, what the Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) Act means for the construction industry; and whether things will ever be ‘normal’ again.
Lindy Patterson QC and Annette Magnusson
This episode discusses how the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce has been dealing with the pandemic and the move to remote working. It also asks whether there has been a decrease in the numbers of people filing for arbitration and what the wider effect on disputes might be.
Steven Lim and Justice AK Sikiri
In this wide-ranging conversation, the two discuss the role of the judiciary in the Indian constitution and the challenges faced whilst also on a more personal level, they discuss Justice Sikri’s transition to becoming an international arbitrator and the differences between sitting as a judge in Singapore as compared to India.
Steven Lim and David Gu
The two practitioners discuss the effect of COVID-19 on the courts and arbitration centres in Beijing and China more widely as well as some of the steps taken by the leading Chinese institutions to mitigate the impact.
Lindy Patterson QC and Matthew Harley
In a wide-ranging conversation with personal reflections of Matthew’s experience in Dubai, the two discuss the initial slowdown in arbitration work followed by the increase in emergency arbitrations and urgent applications.
Nicholas Higgs and Sir Vivian Ramsey
Join Nicholas Higgs and Sir Vivian Ramsey as they discuss the experience of COVID-19 from the perspective of the arbitration tribunal and how arbitrators are adjusting to fully virtual hearings for both procedural and substantive matters.
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