BVI courts resume in-person proceedings

26 May 2023

At the end of this summer, just like eager children returning to school, lawyers in the BVI will be looking forward to returning to the courtroom following several years of remote hearings due to Covid.  On 9 May 2023, the BVI Court Registry has announced a return to in-person hearings for all matters with some being phased in sooner.  From Monday 5 June 2023, short appointments and insolvency hearings will be conducted in-person. 

Following the summer break, on Monday 18 September 2023, all matters listed in the Commercial Court will be conducted in-person at the Commercial Building, Waterfront Drive, Road Town, Tortola.  It will still be possible for a matter or specific aspects of a matter to be heard virtually but that will be the exception (requiring an application made in advance with a full explanation as to why a virtual hearing is necessary). 

The time has come finally for BVI Legal Practitioners to dust off their formal Court attire and return to "class"!  The days of wearing shorts in virtual Court are almost over….

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