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Short Update: The Criminal Bar Association suggests that courts are not being used to full capacity 

FairTrialsAdmin - August 19, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Delayed or accelerated proceedings

The Criminal Bar Association ("CBA") has challenged the governmental assertion that 90 percent of court buildings have reopened. Faced with an increased Crown Court backlog exacerbated by COVID-19, the CBA has suggested that the measures put in place to address this issue are not being utilised at full capacity. The Chair of the CBA observed that only three of the newly opened "Nightingale" court buildings have been designated for criminal trials. Further to this, the largest new criminal court building is only being used at two thirds capacity.  

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