‘Monday’ Message 05.05.20

Chair’s Update:
Caroline Goodwin QC

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The Monday Message is in Video format –  Click here if you cannot see the clip above

CBA SURVEY 2020:
The link to the survey will be circulated as a separate email later this week. 

LETTER TO MP’S:
A copy of the letter issued last week can be viewed here

BAR MUTUAL: Bar Mutual Statement on Payment of Insurance Premium for the 2020/2021 Policy Year and Contribution to the Barristers’ Benevolent Association

CLOUD VIDEO PLATFORM:
On Thursday 30th April, HMCTS issued a press notice outlining HMCTS plans for using new and secure video technology to help keep the justice system moving during the coronavirus pandemic.

HMCTS  have also published the latest statistics on audio and video technology use during the coronavirus outbreak, which show that show that 90% of all cases since 14th April have been held remotely to ensure the vulnerable are protected.

Susan Acland-Hood, HMCTS Chief Executive has also issued a blog, Using remote hearings to maintain justice during the coronavirus pandemic, reflecting on her plans and thanking legal professionals for their collective effort in working with the technology.

ENSURING NO CHILD IS UNNECESSARILY DETAINED IN CUSTODY DURING THE PANDEMIC:
The Howard League Briefing Note on Conditions for Children in prison during the Covid-19 pandemic – describes the conditions in the secure estate for children under lockdown.

The Howard League and Garden Court Chambers Practitioner’s Guide: Ending the detention of unsentenced children during the Covid-19 pandemic – a practical guide to making bail applications for children under Covid-19 – but may also be relevant to judges and magistrates.

Stay Safe!

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