Justice Week takes place this week (1st March-5th March) exploring the theme of Rights and Justice: the cost of COVID-19.
Covid 19 has had a seismic effect on all of our lives and this is true within law, access to the justice system and other essential public services. From vulnerable citizens, victims of domestic violence, people living in care homes and children living in poverty, a wide section of communities have had to struggle to access justice when they have needed it the most. Courts and tribunals have had to embrace the world of remote hearings almost overnight.
Justice Week takes account of a year in Covid, looking at our rights, the justice system and ultimately the rule of law.
Red Lion members Sailesh Mehta, Laura Jane Miller and Tim Kiely will be participating in an engagement event with Queen Mary ( University of London) Law School in association with ELBA (East London Business Alliance) to discuss a year in Covid and their roles as criminal barristers during a pandemic. Ahead of the event Laura Jane Miller said:
"Justice Week is an important reminder that we need to be continually engaging with educational institutions and championing pathways into law, so that as a sector we can build public support and promote better access to the justice system."
Justice Week was first held in 2018, and is championed by the Law Society, the Bar Council and the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx).
For more info please see: [Law Society]