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The Times - Young barristers are vital to buckling justice system

Thursday 21 May 2020

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Coronavirus has struck at the heart of how our justice system operates. Before the crisis, the system had been buckling under pressure from years of government cuts and the Ministry of Justice’s budget had been slashed by about 40 per cent since 2011.

There has been little investment in the court estate for many years. Yet, almost overnight, the profession was asked to change how courts and trials operated, and to move online so that the wheels of justice could keep turning. However, there wasn’t a suitable infrastructure to facilitate the move.

See The Times on 21 May 2020. 

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