The UK’s criminal justice system faces long-term damage because of numerous case delays combined with further difficulties caused by the pandemic. 

The court system, which has been described by the chair of the Criminal Bar Association (CBA) James Mulholland as being “on its knees”, has been hit hard by the pandemic with the backlog of unprocessed criminal cases exploding exponentially since the start of Covid-19. It has reached 54,000.

There are technological developments which are being used to cope with the unprecedented issues faced by the criminal justice system.

The use of the new cloud video platform (CVP) in hearings allows cases to be dealt with remotely without the physical attendance of...

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