This week’s roundup of legal news and commentary includes a renewal for justice, more coronavirus regulations, and a crowdfunding fiasco.… Continue reading
The chief executive of HMCTS, Susan Acland-Hood, has responded to an open letter from NGOs and academics raising concerns about the provision of open justice measures during the COVID-19 emergency period.… Continue reading
David Burrows reviews a book that considers to what extent in recent years the senior judiciary have shaped the law themselves or left the job of law reform to Parliament. … Continue reading
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
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
“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