The Law Society has stressed that safety must be prioritised, after Lord Chief Justice Lord Burnett said the courts and tribunals must continue to function, as the UK begins a third lockdown. 

Lord Burnett acknowledged that the next few weeks will present difficulties in all jurisdictions but added: “The position remains that attendance in person where necessary is permitted under the proposed new regulations. This would include jurors, witnesses, and other professionals, who count as key workers. 

“HMCTS will continue to put in place precautionary measures in accordance with Public Health England and Public Health Wales guidelines to minimise risk.

“In all our jurisdictions work, including j...

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