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Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Industrial Court begins remote hearings

From right to left: Herbert Soverall; Deborah Thomas-Felix; IT Assistant Kevin Ashby; and Court Clerks, Jemma Sookhoo-Ramjattan and Tamara Choonoolal-Ramlogan.

From right to left: Herbert Soverall; Deborah Thomas-Felix; IT Assistant Kevin Ashby; and Court Clerks, Jemma Sookhoo-Ramjattan and Tamara Choonoolal-Ramlogan.

This week, the Industrial Court has successfully held its first remote court hearings conducted by Industrial Court President Deborah Thomas-Felix and Vice President Herbert Soverall.

These remote court hearings were introduced in direct response to the current global Coronavirus crisis.

The pandemic, along with general social distancing guidelines to citizens, has forced the use of remote hearings namely for case management conferences, directions as well as mention and reports.

The objective is to provide an option for parties to utilise the case management conference mechanism remotely in order to minimize the risk of transmission of the viral illness.

The Court first announced the implementation of this facility in its Practice Directions published in the Trinidad and Tobago Gazette on June 7, 2020.

Since then, protocols for remote hearings have been developed which stakeholders can access at the Court’s website at www.industrialcourt.org.tt and on its Facebook page.

 Parties who wish to avail themselves of this facility can contact the Court’s Registry at 225-4288 ext 2201, 2213 or 2205.

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