The Courts are currently not sitting save for emergency type applications. It is uncertain as to whether the current restrictions will cease. However, it does seem to be the case that the manner in which cases especially at the Superior Court level are held will change. There have been various calls for more remote hearings to take place and that the technology currently available to the Courts Service should be more widely used. Recently remote hearings of the High Court and Circuit Court were held last week following an earlier remote hearing involving the Circuit Court and the Court of Appeals. Only time will tell.
May 8th, 2020