The quality of justice is increasingly at risk and it’s the government’s fault, peers have concluded in a comprehensive report.

It comes hot on the heels of a damning report from the Commons’ public accounts committee which revealed MPs have “little confidence” in the Ministry of Justice’s (MoJ) plans to reduce the justice backlog. 

Now, the cross-party Constitution Committee of the House of Lords has published a report on covid-19 and the courts in England and Wales, and warned that without further action “our much-cherished justice system remains at risk”. Particularly at risk are vulnerable court users and those with protected characteristics.

The report follows th...

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