Government must act urgently to address the case backlog in the family and civil courts, peers said in a new report. 

In a report highly critical of sustained government failures, which have resulted in serious risks to justice and the rule of law, peers warned of the risks of significant harm – particularly from delays in the family courts.

The cross-party Constitution Committee of the House of Lords today published a raft of recommendations following an inquiry into the impact of covid-19 and the courts in England and Wales

On top of the growing criminal case backlog, peers noted that the backlog of employment and family cases has also grown significantly since the start of the pandemic, “further unde...

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