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Zoom hearings have not fundamentally transformed the justice system, the lord chief justice’s IT adviser has said, arguing that courts must use technology to move beyond their primary decision-making function.

Speaking at the International Bar Association’s annual conference, Professor Richard Susskind said we should recognise ‘that a video hearing is not a fundamental transformation or shift in paradigm, as some people want to say’.

‘Even if we make judges more accessible online that doesn't mean people understand their rights and entitlements; that doesn't mean people can make their own legal arguments. I believe in a digital society a court service - the state in fact - has to go further than simply offering its primary judicial function.

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