Griffin Talks 2020 Webinar series

If you missed the Griffin Talks webinar series last year, we've made the recordings available to watch again! 

The Griffin Talks were a series of online events delivered by key Members, Benchers and Staff of Gray’s Inn to connect with our membership during 2020. 

Watch the videos

Virtual Hearings : Family Trials

Sir Mark Hedley DL, a Justice of the High Court from 2002 to 2013 and Mrs Justice Lieven discuss the impact of COVID-19 on Family Trials and how this is being addressed. Moderated by Mrs Justice Theis.

Visit the virtual hearing: Family Trials page to find useful reading on this topic.

Virtual Hearings: Commercial Trials & International Arbitration

A discussion dealing with how virtual hearings for commercial litigation and arbitration are proceeding and meeting the challenges of the pandemic. With speakers Mr Justice Foxton, Ali Malek QC, Duncan Matthews QC and moderated by Sir Peter Gross.

Visit the virtual hearings: Commercial Trials & International Arbitration page to find useful reading on this topic.

Virtual Hearings Appeals, Advocacy and Case Management

A discussion on the Appeals process and how the courts are responding in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic, reviewing advocacy and case management from the other side of the (virtual) court room. With The Rt Hon Lord Justice Irwin, Master Treasurer of Grays Inn and a Lord Justice of Appeal, Lady Justice Rose and Richard Atkins QC.

Visit the virtual hearings:  Appeals, Advocacy and Case Management page to find useful reading on this topic.

Virtual Hearings: Criminal Cases 

Everything you wanted to know about the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on criminal proceedings but were afraid to ask. What are the new powers to order remote hearings in different types of criminal proceedings? How may they to be exercised and in what circumstances? What are the practicalities of remote hearings? How can jury trials be conducted safely and in accordance with social distancing guidance? A discussion with HHJ Alice Robinson, Honorary Recorder of Croydon and Resident Judge of Croydon Crown Court, and HHJ Lana Wood a Circuit Judge at Harrow Crown Court and a leading light on the Coronavirus Act 2020 as it affects criminal court hearings.

Visit the virtual hearings:  Criminal Cases page to find useful reading on this topic.

Paperless working and the lasting impact post COVID-19 on the way barristers’ work 

Delivered by the Gray’s Inn Barristers’ Committee. With Darren Howe QC (1GC) and Matthew Richardson (Coram Chambers) and introduced by Lucinda Orr (Enyo Law).

Date posted: 02 June 2021