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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.

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