What's New - 23rd March 2020

The Prime Minister, Rt Hon Boris Johnson, MP has addressed the nation on the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, which has been commented on by the Chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC), the Chair of the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC), the President of the Police Superintendents' Association (PSA) and the Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW), and reported on by Police Professional (Online). Read more

The Lord Chief Justice, Baron Burnett of Maldon, Kt, PC has announced 'a temporary pause on new jury trials in the Crown Court' and reviewed all court arrangements due to COVID-19, and the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has published advice and guidance for all court and tribunal users during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Read more

The House of Commons Library has published a Commons Research Briefing entitled; 'Coronavirus Bill: Implications for the Courts and Tribunals.' Read more

The Biometrics Commissioner has responded to a Government amendment to the Coronavirus Bill, which introduces 'a clause allowing the police to extend the statutory retention periods for biometrics (fingerprints and DNA profiles) that they are currently holding for national security purposes.' Read more

The House of Lords Library has published a Lords Research Briefing entitled; 'Coronavirus Bill: What Emergency Powers Does the Government Already Have?' Read more

The House of Lords Library has also published a Lords Research Briefing entitled; 'Access to Justice and Welfare Advisory Services.' Read more

Ipsos MORI has published an article entitled; 'A New World: Transitioning Research Online.' Read more

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