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Legal Director Neil Williams tells Law 360 of the importance of keeping courts functioning safely in the face of the coronavirus



With the court system in England and Wales struggling to function due to the coronavirus threat, Rahman Ravelli’s Neil Williams called for action to ensure hearings can proceed safely.

Having been asked his opinions by Law 360 on the challenge facing the courts due to the virus, he said: "It is unsustainable to have business as usual in its current form, but there must be provision for the courts to continue doing business.

“There must be a realisation of what can be achieved in the climate we are facing."

With increased use of technology being considered to allow participants to attend court hearings remotely, Neil welcomed the move but said it had limitations.

He added: “The government has said that mass congregations of people are to be avoided. A jury trial simply can't go ahead. Twelve people locked in a room. It is a petri dish."

You can read Neil's comments on the Law360 website. (Subscription Required)

Neil Williams

Neil Williams

Legal Director

neil.williams@rahmanravelli.co.uk
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Specialist Areas of Practice: Fraud and Business Crime, Complex Crime, Corporate Investigations.

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