The Coronavirus pandemic and subsequent Government advice on social distancing have led to sudden changes across the Courts and Tribunals system in England and Wales, including a move, in some cases, to remote hearings.

This event, originally held on April 8th, 2020, convened an expert panel to discuss:

  • State of play currently in the courts system, including an overview of which courts are offering remote hearings and which are suspended
  • Issues arising from new guidance on court access and use
  • User experiences, and
  • Headline concerns, opportunities and learning.


Matt Ahluwalia, Public Law Project
Natalie Byrom, The Legal Education Foundation
Jo Hynes, Public Law Project and University of Exeter
Professor Celia Kitzinger, Cardiff University and ‘support friend’
Emma Marshall, Public Law Project and University of Exeter University
Simon Mullings, Edwards Duthie Shamash

The page of resources referenced in the talk is available below.

Page of resources