The Coronavirus is impacting people from all different walks of life. However, during this time of uncertainty one message is clear, justice cannot grind to a halt. However, HMCTS have accepted that several changes will be needed in order to keep the courts and tribunals working.
|Lord Chancellor Robert Buckland has recently stated;
"We will continue to deliver justice to victims of crime, and as best as possible, keep our courts open. However, as I have agreed with the Lord Chief Justice, we need to adjust working practices to ensure our court system continues to function, even with a reduced capacity to hear some cases at this time. We must also take appropriate steps to comply with public health guidance and to minimise the risk of COVID-19 to court staff and users."