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Short Update: UK MPs investigate impact of COVID-19 on courts as barristers say justice “ground to a halt”

FairTrialsAdmin - May 5, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Delayed or accelerated proceedings, Court closures

On 4 May 2020 the House of Commons Justice Committee was set to take evidence from legal professionals and the Ministry of Justice at an evidence session about the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 on the work of the courts and the legal professions. 

Some barristers have told the Bar Council that the system of justice has “ground to a halt” as social distancing and illness have caused court closures and delays. 

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