Courts open

The Law Society Gazette reports that the Courts will remain open during the new Covid-19 restrictions applying across England, the government confirmed last night. Guidelines state that reasonable excuses for leaving home during lockdown include fulfilment of legal...

Tier 4 – Courts remain open

Court bosses today insisted that courts in Tier 4 areas of England will continue to open despite increased restrictions announced over the weekend. Around 17 million people in London and across large parts of the south east were put into Tier 4 by the prime minister...

Increase in domestic violence and court applications

The Law Society has renewed calls for non-means tested legal aid to be made available to domestic abuse victims after government statistics revealed a record number of family court applications. Statistics published by the Ministry of Justice show a steep increase in...

Cloud video platform

Cloud Video Platform Demonstration Sessions Following requests made by UKAFPJ, HMCTS are setting up demonstration sessions for fee-paid judges relating to how CVP works and the judge’s role within the hearing. These will be circuit-based and will be advertised...