Research • Digital justice system • Completed
The Impact of COVID-19 Measures on the Civil Justice System: Report and Recommendations
Dr Natalie Byrom, Sarah Beardon, Dr Abby Kendrick | 29th May 2020
This report presents the findings of a rapid review undertaken by the Civil Justice Council into the impact of COVID-19 arrangements on users of the civil justice system. Over 1,000 responses were submitted over the course of two weeks.
The report contains recommendations on the continuing use of remote hearings across the civil justice system and identifies the data and research necessary to understand their impact on access to justice.
Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on Tribunals: The Experience of Tribunal Judges
This report presents the findings of an online survey of judicial office holders on the measures introduced to tackle the spread of COVID-19 on the operation of courts and tribunals across England and Wales.
Briefing Note: The Coronavirus Bill and the Rule of Law
In the context of plans to rapidly expand the use of telephone, video and Skype hearings in the justice system during the Coronavirus pandemic, this briefing discusses the safeguards that must be put in place to ensure that access to justice and open justice are maintained under the rule of law.
Justice Committee Publishes New Report on Court Capacity Recommending Urgent Action on Data Collection
On 27 April 2022, the House of Commons Justice Committee published the findings of their inquiry into court capacity. The report cites evidence from Dr Natalie Byrom, Justice Lab Director, and calls for urgent action to improve the data that is collected by the courts.
Justice Data Matters: Building a Public Mandate for Court Data Use
This report explores public attitudes to the publication and use of data held in court records, including judgments. It combines quantitative polling with a nationally representative omnibus survey of 2,164 adults and public deliberation.