Hybrid Hearings

                          Hybrid Hearing Solutions at Maxwell Chambers  Maxwell Chambers is now able to accommodate clients' requests to conduct hearings with safe distancing measures in place. This will help clients minimise disruptions to their legal proceedings. We are pleased to offer our Hybrid Hearing Solutions using our state-of-the-art video conferencing capabilities and a full suite of services from reputable partners that include remote transcription, interpretation, and digital hearing solutions. Parties may book hearing rooms at Maxwell Chambers to conduct Hybrid Hearings. They are able to conveniently conduct hearings with remote parties via Maxwell Chambers' video conferencing facilities, which seamlessly integrate with the virtual ADR platform. Maxwell...

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Arbitrators team up to create resource centre for sharing know-how on remote hearings

Clyde & Co partner secures backing from leading arbitrators and institutions to launch Virtual Arbitration site Leading arbitration institutions have joined forces to create an online resource — Virtual Arbitration —  with the aim of sharing best practice on conducting web-based arbitrations using online technology. The initiative is being led by Ben Knowles, Clyde & Co’s co-chair of international arbitration, and is funded by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the London Court of International Arbitration and the International Dispute Resolution Centre. The move echoes the launch of an international initiative in March led by leading legal futurologist Professor Richard Susskind to share know how on the use...

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Virtual Hearing Testimonials

Hear what our clients are saying about their Maxwell Chambers Virtual Hearing Experience:   Mr. Simon Milnes Respondent’s Counsel, Twenty Essex, London [The experience of conducting a case via video technology was] “so close to an in-person hearing that I will be unhesitatingly recommending this technology to clients even after the COVID-19 crisis is over. It did not feel like a second-best option, but rather a state-of-the-art facility that let the arbitration run without hindrances.”   Mr. Timothy Cooke Arbitrator, Stephenson Harwood LLP “Our experience of holding a virtual hearing from Maxwell Chambers was a very positive one. The hearing required simultaneous attendance from people across three continents...

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Leading ADR-service rivals from England, Singapore, and Canada launch International Arbitration Centre Alliance

LONDON, SINGAPORE, TORONTO—Three leading international arbitration and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) hearing centres have joined forces to form the International Arbitration Centre Alliance (IACA). The alliance firms are Arbitration Place of Toronto and Ottawa, Canada; the International Dispute Resolution Centre (IDRC) of London, UK; and Maxwell Chambers of Singapore. Their unprecedented global collaboration of physical, technical, and professional resources is aimed at reducing the distance, time-zone, and countless other challenges associated with planning and conducting international arbitration hearings and ADR proceedings during these extraordinary times— and in the “new normal” that will be with us for some time. In a joint statement,...

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Virtual Hearing Video Guide

Maxwell Chambers has created a virtual hearing video guide to assist parties to familiarise themselves with the video conferencing platform prior to a virtual hearing. Parties will be able to connect remotely and dial into the hearing that will help them minimise any disruptions to their case proceedings and achieve planned timelines. A secure cloud-based platform will enable parties to access their materials from anywhere and collaborate online in a single-connected environment. Maxwell Chambers is also working with reputable partners to provide clients with a full suite of services, including remote transcription, interpretation, and digital hearing solutions. Prior to the hearing, our moderator and...

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Virtual Hearing FAQs

What is a virtual hearing? A virtual hearing is a hearing conducted by audio-visual means, where cases take place without the need for participants to attend the hearing in person. What do I need to access a virtual hearing? We are using a video conferencing platform called "Bluejeans". You will require a laptop with a webcam and microphone function, and earphones with a microphone function to facilitate this video-conferencing. The device must be connected to a stable and high-speed internet connection to ensure good video quality. An invitation link will be sent to the respective party's email, which they can click to connect...

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The Virtual Hearing Experience at Maxwell Chambers

Dear Legal Practitioners, In line with the latest COVID-19 circuit breaker measures, we are pleased to offer virtual ADR hearings in place of physical hearings, which will allow legal teams to minimise disruptions to their case proceedings even with all parties working remotely. Maxwell Chambers is also working with reputable partners to provide clients with necessary assistance to conduct effective and efficient hearings with a full suite of services, including remote transcription, interpretation and digital hearing solutions. Our full suite of services includes: state-of-the-art video conferencing platforms that prioritise privacy, security and confidentiality; collaboration with reputable partners to offer a full range of hearing-related...

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How to Ensure a Smooth Virtual Hearing Experience?

In line with the latest COVID-19 circuit breaker measures, Maxwell Chambers is pleased to offer virtual ADR hearings in place of physical hearings, which will allow legal teams to minimise disruptions to their case proceedings even with all parties working remotely. Check out these useful tips below when preparing for a virtual hearing.   ...

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Global Arbitration Review Highlights Successful Virtual Hearing at Maxwell Chambers

Recently, Maxwell Chambers held a successful virtual hearing that was featured by the Global Arbitration Review. Here are some testimonials from our clients: Mr Timothy Cooke, Stephenson Harwood LLP, Sole Arbitrator tells GAR: “Our experience of holding a virtual hearing from Maxwell Chambers was a very positive one. The hearing required simultaneous attendance from people across three continents and the presentation of witnesses in different languages. The video conferencing facilities operated without difficulty and with very minimal time lag. This was impressive given that at one point we had counsel in England cross examining a witness in Australia with the tribunal and...

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Maxwell Chambers Offers Virtual ADR Hearing Solutions

In view of recent events, we are pleased to announce that Maxwell Chambers is now offering virtual ADR solutions to help legal teams minimise any disruptions to their case proceedings and achieve planned timelines. Maxwell Chambers has collaborated with Opus 2 to offer an integrated platform for case preparation and connected hearing room services to the parties and tribunals. The secure cloud-based platform will enable you to access your materials from anywhere and collaborate online in a single connected environment. This will enable parties to work around current travel restrictions. Singapore-based parties will be able to book a hearing room at Maxwell...

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