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We walked the walk (remotely) #10kStepsForJustice

Georgina Orde, Susanne Rook and Paul Magrath from ICLR joined the Lord Chief Justice and thousands of lawyers – all walking in isolation and in different locations – to raise funds for the London Legal Support Trust which funds Law Centres and pro bono agencies in and around London. Continue reading

Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR, 8 June 2020

This week’s roundup of legal news and commentary includes a debate about parliamentary debates, more courts open but not necessarily more open courts, whether there remotely is a way where there’s a will, a bit of statuary deconstruction, and a further stay on renters not being allowed to stay. Continue reading

Civil Justice Council report on the impact of COVID-19 on civil courts

“The rapid expansion of the use of remote hearings has been central to facilitating the continued operation of the justice system”, notes Dr Natalie Byrom in the introduction to her report, for the Civil Justice Council, examining the impact of the changes mandated by COVID-19 on the operation of the civil justice system. 

But how well are they going and what can we learn from the experience? This post takes a look at her team’s key findings and recommendations.  Continue reading