Second SIFoCC COVID-19 memorandum

We are delighted to share with you the Second SIFoCC COVID-19 memorandum.  On 29 May 2020 we published a First Memorandum on COVID-19. With the benefit of contributions from across the global membership of SIFoCC, the Memorandum offered a particular focus on the use being made of technology to address issues facing jurisdictions in light […]

International Women’s Day 2021: interview with SIFoCC member judges

To celebrate International Women’s Day interviews have been carried out with two esteemed SIFoCC member judges. You can listen to Senior U.S District Judge Loretta Preska share her experiences in the video below.     Read on to hear Federal Justice Pathmanathan give her insights on being a judge in Malaysia. Can you tell us […]

3rd Meeting of SIFoCC

The 3rd Meeting of SIFoCC is only weeks away and will be held here (portal will be live 7 days clear of the event). Please be in touch with the Secretariat for further information.

Celebrating 125 years of the Commercial Court of England and Wales

This year is both the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Commercial Court in London and the 50th anniversary of the formation of the Commercial and Admiralty Court, via the Administration of Justice Act 1970. A number of events were held to commemorate the milestone and we are delighted to share with you a […]

Trillions of dollars potentially at stake over Covid-19 insurance coverage

Trillions of dollars potentially are at stake over insurance coverage claims for Covid-19 business interruption losses and civil authority business closures. This April 2020 Article looks solely at cases and proposed legislation in the United States addressing those issues. Since that time, some U.S. courts have ruled there is no coverage, and at least one […]

Virtual meeting of the SIFoCC Judicial Observation Programme

Judges from eight different countries, across six different time zones met on Microsoft Teams last week for a live event on the SIFoCC Judicial Observation Programme to share experiences and discuss work streams including the SIFoCC Case Management Best Practice Presumptions and the SIFoCC Covid Memorandum.   The SIFoCC Judicial Observation Programme started in London […]

Artificial Intelligence and the Supreme Court of Brazil – Beauty or a Beast?

The Supreme Court of Brazil has implemented an advanced artificial intelligence system called VICTOR in an attempt to tackle its backlog, but is it a beauty or a beast? Judge Isabela Ferari and Lawyer Daniel Becker share their thoughts in this interesting thought piece. The Supreme Court based in Brasilia receives 50,000 petitions a year […]

In recognition of time in post of the Hon Chief Justice Bart Katureebe

  On the 20th June 2020 the HON. BART MAGUNDA KATUREEBE will step down as Chief Justice of Uganda. After five years of devoted service to this role we wish to celebrate his contribution to the rule of law. The Hon Bart Katureebe is an accomplished leader who has served in the Government of Uganda […]

Delivering justice during the Covid-19 pandemic and the future use of technology

We are delighted to share with you the SIFoCC Memorandum and Annex A on ‘Delivering justice during the Covid-19 pandemic and the future use of technology’.   These documents detail the way courts from across the world are responding to the COVID 19 pandemic and is a collaborative effort of the SIFoCC membership. They provide […]