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Ultimate Guide to Depositions in England

Your Ultimate Guide to Depositions in England (Infographic)

Karen Fahr / July 18, 2017

No need to ‘catch flies’ when your boss asks you to set up a deposition in England. We have you covered! England is one of the most popular locations to schedule an international deposition and we created the ultimate cheat sheet to help you through the process. In our latest infographic, you will find easy-to-follow […]

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Taking Voluntary Depositions of Willing Witnesses in England

Taking Voluntary Depositions of Willing Witnesses in England (Updated 2017)

Ian Hardy / July 18, 2017

England is a popular locale for U.S. depositions and luckily it is one of the easiest places to schedule a deposition. As a signatory to the Hague Evidence Convention, in general, you can depose willing witnesses without any special formalities or involvement of foreign courts. Here is the official statement from the U.S. Department of […]

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Optima Juris is Headed to London to Bring You Live, Exclusive Coverage of the BIVR Awareness Weekend 2017 June 28-31

Optima Juris is Headed to London to Bring You Live, Exclusive Coverage of the BIVR Awareness Weekend 2017 July 28-31

Karen Fahr / July 12, 2017

Tune in as Optima Juris and legal professionals from around the globe descend onto London, England to participate in the 4-day jam-packed event. Kimberlee Castro, CSR and Optima Juris’ Director of Scheduling, is packing her bags and hopping across the pond for the 2nd annual BIVR Awareness Week, hosted by the British Institute of Verbatim […]

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Depositions in China - Are they possible?

Depositions in China: Are they possible? (Updated 2017)

Ian Hardy / July 6, 2017

Handling depositions in China can be a little tricky.  Even though China is member of the Hague Convention, it does not permit the taking of depositions or witness statements (even from willing witnesses) in China for use in foreign courts. Beyond being merely frowned upon, participation in unauthorized depositions can result in serious sanctions, from […]

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International Depositions: What are your options?

International Depositions: What are Your Options? (Updated 2017)

Ian Hardy / June 28, 2017

Thanks to much better Internet connectivity worldwide and the rise of web-based video conferencing programs, many new options have arisen for conducting international depositions. Although it is always best (and highly recommended) to have all parties present with the witness for the most reliable and clearest record, there are several different cost effective approaches that can […]

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Taking Voluntary Depositions of Willing Witnesses in Hong Kong (Updated 2017)

Ian Hardy / June 26, 2017

Optima Juris covers depositions and arbitrations in Hong Kong all the time! Below, please find the latest official info on taking depos in Hong Kong, taken from the U.S. Department of State website https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/Judicial-Assistance-Country-Information/HongKong.html : In Hong Kong, most voluntary depositions are taken in hotels and offices and do not involve participation by the U.S. […]

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