Summary: 1. Introduction. – 2. Judicial Рproceedings in the Time of COVID-19. – 3. Remote Hearings: the Way Forward? – 4. Is ADR a Viable Solution? – 5. Conclusion.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced governments around the world to adopt special measures to limit the spread of the contagion. In the field of the administration of justice, social distancing and other health safety measures have brought about alternatives to the normal management of judicial business. This essay presents an overview of the solutions devised by the Italian authorities to handle civil disputes in the time of COVID-19.