UK online court platform project and high quality community legal support? If we observe the number of cases even before the COVID-19 pandemic, there were towering 39.300 cases in the Crown Court. After we faced the social distancing needs in 2019, the backlog of cases elevated at least 36 per cent, and the reports showed 53,318 points. Also, the COVID-19 spread across Scotland has resulted in the Lord President’s announcement that during the lockdown time, all the criminal courts will prioritize the most serious trials to keep things going smoothly. The decision expresses that most summary trials in the Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court will be adjourned to decrease the number of overall trials to 75%.
Partner spotlight: Lawyers Without Borders (LWOB) is an international charitable organisation which aims to protect human rights and promote the rule of law. The organisation is made up of lawyers from around the world who provide pro bono services to access to justice and human rights initiatives. The importance of the organisation in upholding human rights, ensuring legal integrity and raising awareness has been seen globally in relation to issues such as human trafficking, wildlife crime and child labour. The Lawyers Without Borders Society is the Cardiff Student Division of LWOB, and aims to raise awareness about human rights and the rule of law in relation to national and international issues. The Society holds fundraising events and conducts awareness campaigns (including debates and panel events) throughout the year. The Society also runs a newsletter, The Justicia, which discusses topical human rights issues. Furthermore, the Society undertakes pro bono research tasks and media projects for LWOB, and has competed in the LWOB Annual Rule of Law Innovation Challenge. Find more info on community based legal company.
Law advice of the day: You may be entitled to other insurance benefits. If you have PIP, auto med pay, group or private health insurance or are covered under a spouse’s or parent’s insurance, your attorney can coordinate submission of all collateral insurance claims to maximize your total recovery. Never settle your claim before its time. It sometimes takes many months to settle a claim. Occasionally a claim may take a year or longer to be resolved. In fact, it is not in the accident victim’s best interest to settle certain types of claims too soon because it often takes a long time for serious injuries to become evident or for treatment or surgery to provide the maximum benefit to the injured party.
If you appeared before the Crown Court and disagree with the decision there, you may have the right to appeal to the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division). It is the responsibility of your representative to advise you about your right to appeal following the outcome of your case as strict time limits may mean you will lose the right to appeal if not done quickly enough. If you were represented by one of our in-house Advocates or approved barristers, we will always advise you about an appeal and discuss your options well within the time limit.
Our team consists of primarily law students and graduates but overall those who are incredibly passionate about using the law to help bring access to justice within their communities. They will assist the community as paralegals to compile cases and evidence for viable cases on behalf of the relevant legal firms. Our main priority is to help community members and law firms prepare to deal with cases presented to them. Many of those who bring cases are not legally trained and do not know how to compile evidence correctly and may find it difficult to structure said evidence in a cohesive manner to present to their legal firm with a summary of the case. Find more information on this website.