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Short Update: Cambridge University Law faculty broadcasts webinar on the impact of the COVID-19 on criminal justice

FT Admin - June 2, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Remote Justice

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law has conducted the first of two webinars on the impact of COVID-19 on criminal justice. The first webinar held on the 28th of May is available on YouTube and focused on the additional pressures that the pandemic has put on courts. The panel consisted of Amanda Pinto Q.C. (Chair of The Bar Council), Simon Davis (President of The Law Society), Ian Kelcey (Criminal Solicitor Advocate) and Abimbola Johnson (Criminal Barrister).

The participants of the first panel discussed the reality of daily life in magistrates’ courts and in the Crown Courts in all stages of criminal proceedings, as well as the short and long term impact of the pandemic on the rights of defendants and victims. The panellists also shared their views and lessons learned from remote justice.

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