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Short Update: Jury trials to resume in England & Wales

FairTrialsAdmin - May 11, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Remote Justice, Delayed or accelerated proceedings

Two jury trials in England are due to resume later this week. These trials will take place with social distancing measures in place, and additional courtrooms being used to accommodate additional spatial requirements. Concerns have been raised, however, that courts are unlikely to resume normal volumes of activity for a long time, and that the current crisis is likely to create a serious backlog of cases.  

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