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Justice Rebooted
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Justice Rebooted is a new mini-series examining the psychological side of virtual hearings. Using research into applied human performance, legal science and cyber-psychology, we answer all the big questions:


How will a virtual trial affect the judge/arbitrator's decision-making?

What's the best way to adapt advocacy to an online forum?

How does video-link impact the evaluation of witness testimony? 

Plus practical strategies and advice designed to optimise your virtual hearing. If you'd like to read more, click here to sign up.

Control, Alt, Judge

AUG 2020







In this paper, we put virtual hearings under the microscope. Explaining what's behind dreaded Zoom fatigue, why sticky notes have stuck and how you should be making tactical use of emojis.   





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Sticky Notes Actually











For advocates in the courtroom, Post-it Notes trump online chats every day of the week. This paper explains the science behind why.   




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Flying Cyber-Solo

OCT 2020







The social context is radically altered in virtual hearings. This paper considers how the absence of physical social presence affects both individual and team performance.   




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De-Coding Witness Conduct


FEB 2021







Our behaviour is influenced heavily by our environment. Courts and courtroom conduct play a large role in guiding witness behaviour. This paper considers what can happen when a witness swaps the stand for the sofa.



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Virtual Witness

NOV 2020







Virtual testimony is a topic which divides. When it comes to fact witnesses, how does the online environment impact our ability to judge credibility and is there any evidence for Pinocchio's nose? 



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When Good Witnesses Do Bad Things


MAR 2021




Virtual hearings have raised concerns about witness coaching. But are witnesses really more likely to break the rules when testifying online? The science behind cheating and dishonesty sheds an intriguing perspective.




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