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Excerpt from the Reflections of Lord Thomas stated at the 25th Anniversary Celebration Dinner
“….But what of the future? Things are going to change, …..what I think is now apparent is things will change much more rapidly: the first is the effect of digitalisation. There is no doubt that it is having a dramatic effect on the way disputes are resolved, I think that we will, probably, within the very near future, go away from the paper file to arbitrations and to court, to ensure that we do everything within the electronic file. Secondly, I think the era of video evidence is coming – having spent a lot of the past year dealing with evidence over a video link, I see nothing wrong with it and we’re going to go to distance hearings, but we’ve got to be very careful with what we do, because we must not dehumanise the law. One of the great benefits of being here tonight – and it’s been wonderful to see everyone getting up and chatting – is that this is a community and, as we move forward to court procedures that will be more remote, we must keep the community – and the Centre is a community”.