Reinventing the law

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How can the courts cope with the constraints of Coronavirus? That’s the challenge facing Lord Burnett of Maldon, head of the judiciary in England and Wales. Joshua Rozenberg asks the Lord Chief Justice whether new ways of working can deliver justice at a time of crisis. Among those innovations is mediation, Law in Action speaks to a court-based mediator and a court user whose case was resolved without leaving home. And we find out how lockdown is changing the civil courts. Can remote hearings work effectively? Researcher: Diane Richardson Producer: Neil Koenig

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