Appeal hearing to be live-streamed in court first

Published 17 November 2021



Appeal hearing to be live-streamed in court firstAn appeal hearing is to be live-streamed by the Court of Session for the first time. The Lord President, Lord Carloway, has granted permission for an appeal of international significance to be live-streamed by the court. The appeal involves lead cases brought by Scottish local authorities against truck manufacturers for damages following findings by the European Commission of the existence of a cartel.

It means that members of the public from across the globe will be able to tune in to watch the two-day hearing scheduled for 17 and 18 November.

Calling before Lord Carloway, Lord Woolman and Lord Pentland, it will involve legal argument without witnesses.

Live-streaming is not appropriate for all hearings and the decision to grant permission was based on the circumstances of the particular case.