New Statesman

Justice, delayed: How Covid-19 exposes our crumbling courts system

12 February 2021

Edward Cooke comments in the New Statesman on how the Covid 19 pandemic has impacted on the family justice system.

Edward explores with New Statesmen journalists Michael Goodier and Anoosh Chakelian how victims, families, witnesses and defendants are trapped in limbo as courts restricted by the pandemic struggle to keep up with cases. Delays heightened by the pandemic are also the legacy of a justice system which is overstretched and underfunded after ten years of cuts.