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Short Update: ‘With luck’ courts will reopen by the end of June says Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales

FT Admin - May 25, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Court closures

On 22 May 2020 the UK Parliament’s Justice Committee held an online session with Lord Burnett, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales.

The session was intended to explore the response of the courts and tribunals system in England and Wales to the Coronavirus outbreak, including the functioning of courts, use of digital hearings and other forms of digital delivery of justice, moves to resume trial by jury and other aspects of the Lord Chief Justice’s work.

Lord Burnett informed the Justice Committee that ‘with a little bit of luck’ he is expecting the courts in England and Wales to reopen by the end of June.

You can watch the recorded meeting on Justice Committee’s website.

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