Legal Profession

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

The law and the morphing of past into present

Law reporter Matthew Brotherton takes a trip down Jackanapes Lane, subject of an Act of Parliament promoted by his ancestor, Thomas Brotherton MP, exactly 320 years ago today, and comments on how in law the past is always with us Continue reading

Tips for Tweeting Lawyers, by CrimeGirl

Twitter offers many benefits for legal practitioners and trainees. But it’s easy to get carried away, and not everyone is as circumspect or discreet as they should be. In this guest post, the barrister who tweets as @CrimeGirl offers a handy list of hints. Continue reading