Legal experts to give evidence to Peers on COVID-19 constitutional implications for courts
The House of Lords Constitution Committee will hear from leading legal experts tomorrow (Thursday 9 July at 3.00 p.m.) as it continues to explore the constitutional implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The committee will hear from:
Simon Davis, President, Law Society
Caroline Goodwin QC, Chair, Criminal Bar Association
Derek Sweeting QC, Vice-Chair, Bar Council
Possible questions and topics of discussion include
- What impact has COVID-19 had on the need for access to and availability of legal services?
- What challenges are law firms and legal professionals facing during the pandemic?
- What impact would removing a jury have on the outcome of cases?
The session will be broadcast live on Parliament TV.