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The top legal affairs news stories from the weekend

Britain’s courts are potential hotbeds for coronavirus because staff fail to enforce social distancing and “woeful” technology means video-link hearings can’t go ahead, senior judge warns [Mail Online]

UK justice ministry urged to restrict court hearings to most urgent [The Guardian]

Jury trials on hold in England and Wales due to coronavirus fears [The Guardian]

Review of court arrangements due to COVID-19, message from the Lord Chief Justice [Courts and Tribunals Judiciary]

Coronavirus: The effect on human rights [Amnesty International]

The latest comments from across Legal Cheek

Lawyer, 57, dies from coronavirus two days after he said he was getting better [The Mirror]

Netflix sued by real-life subject of legal drama ‘When They See Us’ [NME]

As Poland’s government punishes judges, corruption is rising [The Economist]

Virtual student event: What does COVID-19 mean for future lawyers? [Legal Cheek Events]

“The US firms in the City who have decent restructuring practices should be quite well-hedged form this.” [Legal Cheek Comments]

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5 Comments

Jez

Brothers! Sisters!

The coronavirus will herald worldwide socialism! A universal basic income for all! A windfall tax on City greed!

Jeremy Corbyn won the argument!

VOTE LABOUR

FOR THE MANY, NOT THE FEW

Anonymous

How are the unemployed and struggling self-employed going to pay taxes dummy?

Comrade Rishi and Chairman Boris

Do not worry, comrade Jez. These measures are an integral part of our next package of anti-coronavirus measures. The bright socialist future is near, we are already paying most of the wages.

BoZZa

simp

Anonymous

If legal offices can effectively work without needing offices, we’re going to have a massive drop of in incidences of sexual harassment in the legal profession.

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