Virtual Debt Recovery

Published date26 August 2020
Subject MatterFinance and Banking, Debt Capital Markets, Financial Services
Law FirmGilson Gray
AuthorDavid Alexander

These last few months have challenged many of our working norms. Working practices have altered everywhere. Some changes are welcome such as the increased awareness that paperless working works. Some are less so - we all miss our morning coffee and catch ups with colleagues. For debt recovery lawyers, it's not all bad though. Remote working has given impetus to changes already underway across the sector. The electronic lodging and intimating of documents had already begun but was piece meal and inconsistent. Now it is used universally, speeding up the litigation process and cutting down the costs of paper and postage. The majority of court hearings now take place by way of scheduled Conference calls. There have been few problems encountered with them so far. They reduce the time spent up at Court, sitting waiting for your case to call, which again brings costs saving.

As practices develop, further refinements are inevitable. All but essential civil court hearings will take place by...

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