Report details impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on civil justice system

Report details impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on civil justice system

The Courts and Tribunals Judiciary has announced that the Civil Justice Council has published a report on the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on civil court users. The rapid expansion of the use of remote hearings is addressed in the report. In addition, the report makes a number of recommendations, including responding to concerns expressed by consultees on the consequences brought about by the current stay on housing possession claims ending. The review of the impact of coronavirus on the civil justice system was conducted with support from the Legal Education Foundation, and took place from 1 May 2020 to 15 May 2020.

The report focuses on the following areas:

• methodology and approach

• understanding the context of remote hearings

• the experience of lawyers during remote hearings

• findings

• recommendations for managing the backlog

• recovery

The full report can be viewed here.

Source: Civil Justice Council report on the impact of COVID-19 on civil court users published

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