The Courts – Latest Round Up From The Law Society

On 27 March the MoJ and HMCTS announced that, for public safety reasons, the work of the courts and tribunals will be consolidated into fewer buildings. As of 15 April there were 160 priority court and tribunal buildings open for essential face-to-face hearings. This represents 43% of the 371 crown, magistrates and family courts across England and Wales. In addition,

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New Remote Working Arrangements For Criminal Courts

New arrangements have been announced for Remote Working to enable the Administration of Justice to operate effectively during the Lockdown and any reduced measures that apply thereafter in South Yorkshire and Humberside  . It has been announced that these will initially commence from Clough Road Police Station in Humberside from the 15th April 2020 and from Shepcote Lane, South Yorkshire

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Latest MOJ Update with a Focus on Domestic Violence

Victims and witnesses NEW: At the No10 press conference today, the Home Secretary Priti Patel announced an additional £2 million to support charities to further expand services for those at risk of domestic abuse. The following page contains more information about help offered to domestic abuse victims: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/domestic-abuse-how-to-get-help   HMPPS Prisons and probation services have implemented significant changes to comply

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Court guidance gathers pace in response to virus

Court Guidance – Social Distancing measures expand as Courts seek to support effort The Lord Chief Justice and Secretary of State for Justice have today published more guidance as the fight to maintain the justice system whilst supporting the national effort on social distancing continues at a pace . The Court has issued guidance previously : https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-courts-and-tribunals-planning-and-preparation Essentially the Courts

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