Virtual hearings, powered by Opus 2

If you’re considering transitioning to a virtual hearing, the Opus 2 team is here to help. We’ll take away the hassle and provide you with all the support and expertise you need to conduct seamless virtual hearings, allowing the smooth running and timely conclusion of your matters.

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Virtual hearings, powered by Opus 2

How can we help with virtual hearings?

Our secure cloud-based solution can augment your virtual dispute resolution proceedings, enabling team members to follow the remote hearing, in real-time, from anywhere in the world.

You’ll be supported by a highly experienced Virtual Hearing Manager, who will ensure your proceedings run smoothly and liaise with our world-class court reporters and EPE officers, as well as the virtual conferencing provider. We’ll take care of the various moving parts of the virtual hearing, giving you peace of mind and allowing you to focus on your proceedings.

To learn more about our flexible Remote Access solution tiers and world-class services, download our Virtual Hearings brochure.

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The key components of a virtual hearing, powered by Opus 2

Audio/video conference provision

Our virtual hearing solution integrates seamlessly with most of the leading audio/video conferencing solutions available in the market.

A dedicated Virtual Hearing Manager

Your Virtual Hearing Manager will act as the interface between the participants and the technology underpinning the hearing, allowing you to focus on the proceedings.

Realtime transcription

Enable your legal team to follow the live transcript from anywhere, allowing real-time collaboration and the exchange of ideas and comments, as the hearing unfolds.

World-class services

We facilitate access to world-class court reporters and experienced Electronic Presentation of Evidence (EPE) officers for a smooth running of your proceedings.

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Timeline of a virtual hearing

Use the new interactive timeline of a virtual hearing to understand what to expect when planning for a virtual hearing, the key stages of preparation and how Opus 2 can help ensure the smooth running of your proceedings.

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Request your information pack

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Notify us of your upcoming hearing

Complete the form below to notify the Opus 2 Eversheds Sutherland account manager and Propel Team of your upcoming hearing.

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Collaborate with us

Complete the form to contact the team about working with us on your virtual hearings.

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Virtual hearing checklist

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A guide to virtual hearings

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A guide to virtual hearings

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Book a demo of the Opus 2 Virtual workspace

Complete the form and a member of the Opus 2 team will be in touch shortly to arrange your demo.

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Book a demo of the Opus 2 Virtual workspace

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Tech pack installation support

Once active participants receive their tech pack, our technical team will be on hand to assist with the installation of the equipment, or to provide training and technical support.

You will have access to technical support via email, over the phone or via remote desktop access.

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Venue partners

For virtual arbitration proceedings, we collaborate with a number of leading arbitration venues around the world to augment their own video conferencing solutions. Together our experienced teams will help you prepare for your virtual hearing with confidence and ensure the smooth-running of proceedings.

The International Arbitration Centre

The IDRC

Maxwell Chambers

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Receive a downloadable version of this virtual hearings timeline

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Mr Justice Andrew Baker

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Help and support

Please complete this form and the appropriate person will be in touch with assistance.

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Natalie Osafo, Stewarts

Natalie is a senior associate in the Commercial Litigation team at Stewarts. She is also a solicitor advocate (Higher Courts Civil Proceedings).

Natalie has a broad practice spanning complex high value commercial litigation, arbitration and investigations, which often involve multiple jurisdictions. She has experience of acting for major corporates and financial institutions from a wide range of sectors.

Natalie was President of the Junior London Solicitors Litigation Association (2018 – 2020), which represents over 1,200 junior civil and commercial litigators in London. Natalie is an elected Committee Member of the London Solicitors Litigation Association and is a solicitor representative member of the Rolls Building Disclosure Working Group which proposed the new rules on disclosure for the pilot in the Business and Property Courts in England and Wales.

Natalie has written articles for legal press, given talks and appeared on panels on a variety of subjects including the Business and Property Courts disclosure pilot, legal technology, and best practice for handling disputes at an early stage.

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Chris Bushell, HSF and LSLA

Chris is a partner at Herbert Smith Freehills and is the current President of the London Solicitors Litigation Association (the LSLA), which has over 3000 members and helps to shape civil justice reform and promote best practice in litigation. He is also currently a member of the working group led by Baker J which is looking into possible reforms for trial witness statements in the Business and Property Courts.

Chris' experience spans various sectors and geographies, but he has a particular focus on disputes work involving banks and financial buyers. His experience includes advising on complex contractual disputes, class actions, shareholder and joint venture disputes, partnership and LLP disputes, economic torts, fraud and conspiracy, asset tracing, professional negligence, insolvency disputes, employment-related disputes and privacy and defamation issues.

Chris was described as having a ‘formidable reputation’ in Legal 500 UK 2020. He has also previously featured in The Legal Business Disputes Yearbook and among Legal Week’s list of Litigation Rising Stars.

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The Hon. Mr Justice Robin Knowles

Sir Robin sits in the Commercial Court, the Administrative Court, and the Court of Appeal Criminal Division. He is the Judge responsible for interim applications in the Queen’s Bench Division. Before appointment to the High Court, he sat as a Recorder in the Crown Court for 15 years, and as a Deputy High Court Judge in both the Commercial Court and the Chancery Division. He is a qualified mediator and has sat as an arbitrator. He was elected a Bencher of Middle Temple in 2004 and was Chairman of the Commercial Bar Association (2005-7).

Sir Robin was involved in rewriting the Commercial Court Guide as part of the Woolf Reforms. He was a member of the Aikens working party on “supercases”. With Sir William Blair, he worked successfully to secure the new Queen’s Counsel system. With others, he led work to bring about the Rolls Building – the world’s largest dedicated business dispute resolution centre. He is a member of the Financial Markets Law Committee, and of the Law and Ethics in Finance Project led by Sir William Blair. He is Chairman of the International Committee of the Judicial College of England & Wales.

A member of the Civil Justice Council, Sir Robin chairs its continuing work on access to justice for those without means. Within the HMCTS Reform Programme he chairs the Litigants in Person Engagement Group (LIPEG). He has a career-long involvement in the encouragement and coordination of legal pro bono work, nationally and internationally, and is on the board of a number of charities in the field, including the Bar Pro Bono Unit and the National Pro Bono Centre. He was awarded the CBE in 2007 for service to pro bono legal services.

Outside the law, Sir Robin has been closely involved with children’s hospices and children’s palliative care, and is a former Chairman of the UK umbrella body in this field.

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Ed Crosse, Simmons & Simmons and LSLA

Ed Ed Crosse is a partner at Simmons & Simmons LLP with over 20 years’ experience of handling complex financial and civil fraud related disputes.

Ed was President of the London Solicitors Litigation Association 2016–2018, an association which represents the interest of over 2,900 litigation solicitors in London. He is an elected member of the Law Society Council, representing the City of London. He has played a leading role for the profession on significant court reform initiatives by participating as the solicitor representative on judge–led working groups, including the Rolls Building Disclosure Working Group and was involved in the drafting of the new rules on disclosure for the pilot in the Business and Property Courts in England and Wales.

Crosse is a Partner in the Financial Markets Litigation team at Simmons & Simmons LLP. Ed has over 20 years experience of handling complex financial and civil fraud related disputes. Ed joined Simmons in 2012. Prior to that he worked at Clifford Chance for 10 years and one other leading City firm.

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Request your information pack

Complete the form below to receive your information pack via email.

×

Notify us of your upcoming hearing

Complete the form below to notify the Opus 2 Eversheds Sutherland account manager and Propel Team of your upcoming hearing.

×

Collaborate with us

Complete the form to contact the team about working with us on your virtual hearings.

×

Virtual hearing checklist

Complete the form to receive the virtual hearing checklist straight to your inbox.

×

A guide to virtual hearings

Complete the form to access the guide and receive it straight to your inbox.

×

A guide to virtual hearings

Complete the form to access the guide and receive it straight to your inbox.

×

Book a demo of the Opus 2 Virtual workspace

Complete the form and a member of the Opus 2 team will be in touch shortly to arrange your demo.

×

Book a demo of the Opus 2 Virtual workspace

Complete the form and a member of the Opus 2 team will be in touch shortly to arrange your demo.

×

Tech pack installation support

Once active participants receive their tech pack, our technical team will be on hand to assist with the installation of the equipment, or to provide training and technical support.

You will have access to technical support via email, over the phone or via remote desktop access.

×

Venue partners

For virtual arbitration proceedings, we collaborate with a number of leading arbitration venues around the world to augment their own video conferencing solutions. Together our experienced teams will help you prepare for your virtual hearing with confidence and ensure the smooth-running of proceedings.

The International Arbitration Centre

The IDRC

Maxwell Chambers

×

Receive a downloadable version of this virtual hearings timeline

Complete the form ato receive the timeline directly to your inbox.

×

Mr Justice Andrew Baker

Bio goes here

×

Help and support

Please complete this form and the appropriate person will be in touch with assistance.

×

Natalie Osafo, Stewarts

Natalie is a senior associate in the Commercial Litigation team at Stewarts. She is also a solicitor advocate (Higher Courts Civil Proceedings).

Natalie has a broad practice spanning complex high value commercial litigation, arbitration and investigations, which often involve multiple jurisdictions. She has experience of acting for major corporates and financial institutions from a wide range of sectors.

Natalie was President of the Junior London Solicitors Litigation Association (2018 – 2020), which represents over 1,200 junior civil and commercial litigators in London. Natalie is an elected Committee Member of the London Solicitors Litigation Association and is a solicitor representative member of the Rolls Building Disclosure Working Group which proposed the new rules on disclosure for the pilot in the Business and Property Courts in England and Wales.

Natalie has written articles for legal press, given talks and appeared on panels on a variety of subjects including the Business and Property Courts disclosure pilot, legal technology, and best practice for handling disputes at an early stage.

×

Chris Bushell, HSF and LSLA

Chris is a partner at Herbert Smith Freehills and is the current President of the London Solicitors Litigation Association (the LSLA), which has over 3000 members and helps to shape civil justice reform and promote best practice in litigation. He is also currently a member of the working group led by Baker J which is looking into possible reforms for trial witness statements in the Business and Property Courts.

Chris' experience spans various sectors and geographies, but he has a particular focus on disputes work involving banks and financial buyers. His experience includes advising on complex contractual disputes, class actions, shareholder and joint venture disputes, partnership and LLP disputes, economic torts, fraud and conspiracy, asset tracing, professional negligence, insolvency disputes, employment-related disputes and privacy and defamation issues.

Chris was described as having a ‘formidable reputation’ in Legal 500 UK 2020. He has also previously featured in The Legal Business Disputes Yearbook and among Legal Week’s list of Litigation Rising Stars.

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The Hon. Mr Justice Robin Knowles

Sir Robin sits in the Commercial Court, the Administrative Court, and the Court of Appeal Criminal Division. He is the Judge responsible for interim applications in the Queen’s Bench Division. Before appointment to the High Court, he sat as a Recorder in the Crown Court for 15 years, and as a Deputy High Court Judge in both the Commercial Court and the Chancery Division. He is a qualified mediator and has sat as an arbitrator. He was elected a Bencher of Middle Temple in 2004 and was Chairman of the Commercial Bar Association (2005-7).

Sir Robin was involved in rewriting the Commercial Court Guide as part of the Woolf Reforms. He was a member of the Aikens working party on “supercases”. With Sir William Blair, he worked successfully to secure the new Queen’s Counsel system. With others, he led work to bring about the Rolls Building – the world’s largest dedicated business dispute resolution centre. He is a member of the Financial Markets Law Committee, and of the Law and Ethics in Finance Project led by Sir William Blair. He is Chairman of the International Committee of the Judicial College of England & Wales.

A member of the Civil Justice Council, Sir Robin chairs its continuing work on access to justice for those without means. Within the HMCTS Reform Programme he chairs the Litigants in Person Engagement Group (LIPEG). He has a career-long involvement in the encouragement and coordination of legal pro bono work, nationally and internationally, and is on the board of a number of charities in the field, including the Bar Pro Bono Unit and the National Pro Bono Centre. He was awarded the CBE in 2007 for service to pro bono legal services.

Outside the law, Sir Robin has been closely involved with children’s hospices and children’s palliative care, and is a former Chairman of the UK umbrella body in this field.

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Ed Crosse, Simmons & Simmons and LSLA

Ed Ed Crosse is a partner at Simmons & Simmons LLP with over 20 years’ experience of handling complex financial and civil fraud related disputes.

Ed was President of the London Solicitors Litigation Association 2016–2018, an association which represents the interest of over 2,900 litigation solicitors in London. He is an elected member of the Law Society Council, representing the City of London. He has played a leading role for the profession on significant court reform initiatives by participating as the solicitor representative on judge–led working groups, including the Rolls Building Disclosure Working Group and was involved in the drafting of the new rules on disclosure for the pilot in the Business and Property Courts in England and Wales.

Crosse is a Partner in the Financial Markets Litigation team at Simmons & Simmons LLP. Ed has over 20 years experience of handling complex financial and civil fraud related disputes. Ed joined Simmons in 2012. Prior to that he worked at Clifford Chance for 10 years and one other leading City firm.

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Access our virtual hearings guide

Access the guide to find out how to get started with virtual hearings and the most important steps to follow to keep your proceedings on track. You will learn:

  • The key components to consider when planning a virtual hearing
  • How to overcome challenges that may arise during a virtual hearing
  • What is a Virtual Hearing Manager and why they are paramount to running a seamless virtual hearing

Virtual hearings guide from Opus 2

Receive a copy of the virtual hearing guide directly to your inbox. Click below to request yours.

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Why choose Opus 2? 

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Unparalleled expertise

Our dedicated in-house technical team has decades of experience setting up connected hearing rooms and supporting remote access.

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Proven, tested technology

Our remote access solution has been powering many of the highest-profile disputes worldwide for nearly a decade.

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Trustworthy & secure

We are an ISO:27001 certified organisation, committed to the security of your data.

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Flexible & easy-to-use

A choice of service levels to suit your needs, and easy-to-use, cloud-based software with no need to install additional programs. 

Request your information pack

Complete the form below to receive your information pack via email.

×

Notify us of your upcoming hearing

Complete the form below to notify the Opus 2 Eversheds Sutherland account manager and Propel Team of your upcoming hearing.

×

Collaborate with us

Complete the form to contact the team about working with us on your virtual hearings.

×

Virtual hearing checklist

Complete the form to receive the virtual hearing checklist straight to your inbox.

×

A guide to virtual hearings

Complete the form to access the guide and receive it straight to your inbox.

×

A guide to virtual hearings

Complete the form to access the guide and receive it straight to your inbox.

×

Book a demo of the Opus 2 Virtual workspace

Complete the form and a member of the Opus 2 team will be in touch shortly to arrange your demo.

×

Book a demo of the Opus 2 Virtual workspace

Complete the form and a member of the Opus 2 team will be in touch shortly to arrange your demo.

×

Tech pack installation support

Once active participants receive their tech pack, our technical team will be on hand to assist with the installation of the equipment, or to provide training and technical support.

You will have access to technical support via email, over the phone or via remote desktop access.

×

Venue partners

For virtual arbitration proceedings, we collaborate with a number of leading arbitration venues around the world to augment their own video conferencing solutions. Together our experienced teams will help you prepare for your virtual hearing with confidence and ensure the smooth-running of proceedings.

The International Arbitration Centre

The IDRC

Maxwell Chambers

×

Receive a downloadable version of this virtual hearings timeline

Complete the form ato receive the timeline directly to your inbox.

×

Mr Justice Andrew Baker

Bio goes here

×

Help and support

Please complete this form and the appropriate person will be in touch with assistance.

×

Natalie Osafo, Stewarts

Natalie is a senior associate in the Commercial Litigation team at Stewarts. She is also a solicitor advocate (Higher Courts Civil Proceedings).

Natalie has a broad practice spanning complex high value commercial litigation, arbitration and investigations, which often involve multiple jurisdictions. She has experience of acting for major corporates and financial institutions from a wide range of sectors.

Natalie was President of the Junior London Solicitors Litigation Association (2018 – 2020), which represents over 1,200 junior civil and commercial litigators in London. Natalie is an elected Committee Member of the London Solicitors Litigation Association and is a solicitor representative member of the Rolls Building Disclosure Working Group which proposed the new rules on disclosure for the pilot in the Business and Property Courts in England and Wales.

Natalie has written articles for legal press, given talks and appeared on panels on a variety of subjects including the Business and Property Courts disclosure pilot, legal technology, and best practice for handling disputes at an early stage.

×

Chris Bushell, HSF and LSLA

Chris is a partner at Herbert Smith Freehills and is the current President of the London Solicitors Litigation Association (the LSLA), which has over 3000 members and helps to shape civil justice reform and promote best practice in litigation. He is also currently a member of the working group led by Baker J which is looking into possible reforms for trial witness statements in the Business and Property Courts.

Chris' experience spans various sectors and geographies, but he has a particular focus on disputes work involving banks and financial buyers. His experience includes advising on complex contractual disputes, class actions, shareholder and joint venture disputes, partnership and LLP disputes, economic torts, fraud and conspiracy, asset tracing, professional negligence, insolvency disputes, employment-related disputes and privacy and defamation issues.

Chris was described as having a ‘formidable reputation’ in Legal 500 UK 2020. He has also previously featured in The Legal Business Disputes Yearbook and among Legal Week’s list of Litigation Rising Stars.

×

The Hon. Mr Justice Robin Knowles

Sir Robin sits in the Commercial Court, the Administrative Court, and the Court of Appeal Criminal Division. He is the Judge responsible for interim applications in the Queen’s Bench Division. Before appointment to the High Court, he sat as a Recorder in the Crown Court for 15 years, and as a Deputy High Court Judge in both the Commercial Court and the Chancery Division. He is a qualified mediator and has sat as an arbitrator. He was elected a Bencher of Middle Temple in 2004 and was Chairman of the Commercial Bar Association (2005-7).

Sir Robin was involved in rewriting the Commercial Court Guide as part of the Woolf Reforms. He was a member of the Aikens working party on “supercases”. With Sir William Blair, he worked successfully to secure the new Queen’s Counsel system. With others, he led work to bring about the Rolls Building – the world’s largest dedicated business dispute resolution centre. He is a member of the Financial Markets Law Committee, and of the Law and Ethics in Finance Project led by Sir William Blair. He is Chairman of the International Committee of the Judicial College of England & Wales.

A member of the Civil Justice Council, Sir Robin chairs its continuing work on access to justice for those without means. Within the HMCTS Reform Programme he chairs the Litigants in Person Engagement Group (LIPEG). He has a career-long involvement in the encouragement and coordination of legal pro bono work, nationally and internationally, and is on the board of a number of charities in the field, including the Bar Pro Bono Unit and the National Pro Bono Centre. He was awarded the CBE in 2007 for service to pro bono legal services.

Outside the law, Sir Robin has been closely involved with children’s hospices and children’s palliative care, and is a former Chairman of the UK umbrella body in this field.

×

Ed Crosse, Simmons & Simmons and LSLA

Ed Ed Crosse is a partner at Simmons & Simmons LLP with over 20 years’ experience of handling complex financial and civil fraud related disputes.

Ed was President of the London Solicitors Litigation Association 2016–2018, an association which represents the interest of over 2,900 litigation solicitors in London. He is an elected member of the Law Society Council, representing the City of London. He has played a leading role for the profession on significant court reform initiatives by participating as the solicitor representative on judge–led working groups, including the Rolls Building Disclosure Working Group and was involved in the drafting of the new rules on disclosure for the pilot in the Business and Property Courts in England and Wales.

Crosse is a Partner in the Financial Markets Litigation team at Simmons & Simmons LLP. Ed has over 20 years experience of handling complex financial and civil fraud related disputes. Ed joined Simmons in 2012. Prior to that he worked at Clifford Chance for 10 years and one other leading City firm.

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checklist

Planning a virtual hearing? Access our checklist

We’ve prepared this helpful checklist to provide you with a quick reference guide for the various stages of planning and conducting a virtual hearing.

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Venue collaboration

We’re collaborating with venue partners around the world to help deliver seamless virtual hearings, including the International Arbitration Centre (IAC), the International Dispute Resolution Centre (IDRC) in London and Maxwell Chambers in Singapore.

Combined with the integrated video and audio conferencing facilities provided by these venues, our cloud-based connected hearing platform and the Opus 2 Remote Access solution will ensure the smooth running of all your virtual proceedings. If you’d like to collaborate with us on powering your virtual hearings, please get in touch.

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IDRC supports Opus 2 with virtual court hearings and virtual trials

 

 

 

International Arbitration Centre collaborates with Opus 2 for virtual hearings

 

 

 

Maxweel Chambers works with Opus 2 on virtual hearings

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“The Opus 2 platform complements the IDRC video conferencing provision seamlessly. In tandem, the two work incredibly well in keeping arbitration hearings on track while delivering a frictionless experience for the parties and the tribunal.”

Damian Hickman, CEO IDRC
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"The key to a smooth, timely & efficient virtual arbitration is letting each person focus on their jobs in hand. Let the arbitrators arbitrate, lawyers lawyer - this is achieved by letting Opus 2 run the document management side of the hearing. We have witnessed in house teams using dropbox and cases with Opus 2 EPE officers - the difference is vast in terms of run times and making the tribunal as comfortable as possible and able to follow the case together online, but miles or countries apart in reality. Opus 2 and IAC Online is the closest replication to in-person hearings available. Together we are keeping the arbitration wheels moving globally."

Owen Lawrence, CEO International Arbitration Centre