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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): Annual evidence session with the Lord Chief Justice

Constitution Committee
Annual evidence session with the Lord Chief Justice

Wednesday 26 May 2021

Start times: 10.00am (private) 10.15am (public)


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Committee hears from the Lord Chief Justice in annual evidence session

The Constitution Committee holds its annual evidence session with the Rt Hon Lord Burnett of Maldon, the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales. The session will explore several topics including the impact of COVID-19 on the justice system, the modernisation of the courts service, legal aid funding, and judicial recruitment.

Meeting details

At 10.00am: Private discussion
Work Annual evidence session with the Lord Chief Justice (Regular evidence sessions)
At 10.15am: Oral evidence
Work Annual evidence session with the Lord Chief Justice (Regular evidence sessions)

Possible questions include:

  • What major challenges will the courts of England and Wales face over the coming year?
  • To what extent are Nightingale Courts having an impact on the backlog of cases? Is sufficient information available to determine their efficacy?
  • What steps are being taking to ensure that adequate training and guidance on remote hearings is available to all members of the judiciary?
  • Is adequate funding being made available for the HMCTS modernisation programme?
  • What can be done to improve judicial diversity?
  • Is there anything that can usefully be done to strengthen the relationship between the judiciary, parliament and the executive?

 

Further information

Location

Virtual meeting (webcast)