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The new video platform enabling more remote cases to be heard in the criminal courts will rolled out to the civil courts over the coming months, the Ministry of Justice confirmed yesterday.
National Crime Agency officers working as part of the Paramilitary Crime Task Force executed a search of a residential property in the West Belfast area earlier today (30 June) as part of an operation targeting the proceeds of crime.
The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act has received Royal Assent and came into force on 26 June 2020.
Parties should assume hearings will be held remotely at the moment and explain why it would not be just to do so if they want one in person, a High Court judge has ruled.
The Community Justice Fund (CJF) – which only went live six weeks ago – has already awarded nearly £2m in grants to the legal advice sector to help it cope with the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) continues to stall on when it will progress the next wave of personal injury reform, with the delay set to stretch for at least another year.
A senior junior barrister has been reprimanded and fined £1,000 for her behaviour in court, including shouting and pulling faces at a judge.
The time litigants have to wait to reach trial in civil claims reached record lengths even before the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic hit, new government figures have revealed.
CPS West Midlands Magistrates’ Court unit successfully prosecuted 78 COVID-19-related cases over the past three months including incidents of emergency workers and key workers being assaulted, threatened, coughed at and spat on by people claiming to have COVID-19.
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