Following recent events of the Global pandemic and peremptory order given on the closure of Courts in Lagos State, the Chief Judge of Lagos State on 27th April 2020 signed the Practice Directions for the remote hearing of cases in the High Court of Lagos State and the State Magistrates Courts, effective from the 4th of May 2020.

Remote Hearings have become the norm. However, considering that it is a fairly new concept, the borderline question is whether our Courts are equipped to adopt such concept. In this publication, our Aaron Onyebuchi, Ifeoma Solanke and Chioma Onwuzulike have analysed the Practice Directions on its effectiveness to catering to this novel concept and proffered their recommendations on how they believe more may be done.

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A CRITIQUE OF THE PRACTICE DIRECTIONS FOR REMOTE HEARING

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