A free online session featuring an expert panel led by the Bar Council’s Services Director and Chair of the Covid-19 Working Group, Carolyn Entwistle, and including Chair of the Bar, Derek Sweeting QC, HHJ Rosalind Coe QC, Chair of the Criminal Bar Association, James Mulholland QC, and Chair of the Bar Council’s Young Barristers’ Committee Joanne Kane.

Watch a recording of the session below.



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10 February 2021, 17:30 - 19:00
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Covid-19 and the Courts

This session took place on 10 February 2021, discussing matters relating to the safety of practitioners in the court and tribunal buildings of England and Wales, the acceleration of the pre-Covid backlog and how it might be addressed, and the measures that are being taken by the representative bodies to make the case for improved funding throughout the justice system.