Judge Malcolm Simmons

“Judge Simmons gave a very interesting lecture describing courtroom practice from his practical experience in other countries”

– High Court Judge

Malcolm Simmons looked at the use of video hearings before the criminal courts.  His presentation considered the cost-saving benefits of accused appearing by video rather than in person, particularly when the hearing was formal rather than substantive.  He also considered the use of video links for witnesses to give evidence from a remote location and the practical implications that judges should have in mind when preparing for the use of this medium.