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Lords to hear evidence on impact of COVID-19 on courts and justice online


Members of the House of Lords Constitution Committee will hear expert evidence tomorrow (Wednesday 3 June, 10.30 a.m.) about the challenges COVID-19 presents for our courts and justice system.

The committee will hear from:

  • Richard Susskind, President, Society for Computers and Law
  • Hazel Genn, Professor, University College London

Possible questions and topics for discussion include:

  • How effectively have courts and tribunals responded to the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • How effective are virtual court and tribunal proceedings?
  • What are the implications of virtual proceedings for media and public?
  • What legal, procedural and resource changes are needed if we move to more virtual court and tribunal hearings long-term?

The evidence session will be broadcast live on Parliament TV.

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