Publication Date: 24 March 2021
The Supreme Court’s 2019-20 Annual Report was tabled in Parliament on 18 March 2021.
Among the many events, changes and achievements across the reporting period:
- The Supreme Court held 2,575 virtual hearings in addition to hundreds of other online court meetings. Of those virtual hearings, 65% were held via Zoom and 25% via Webex, with the remainder using teleconference and Skype technology.
- The Court of Appeal marked its 25th anniversary.
- The Criminal Division introduced entirely remote hearings via Webex and more accused had their cases finalised by way of trial than in the previous two financial years, despite the suspension of jury trials from March 2020.