Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR, 6 April 2020

We began this year’s Hilary Term with busy plans for legislation to Get Brexit Done, to modernise marriage and divorce laws, to deal with crime and domestic violence, and to help refugees and victims of the Windrush scandal. We end it with a population in the grip of pandemic, struggling to protect our health service and prevent economic collapse, and keeping the lamp of justice alive in the flickering screens of video conference apps. Greetings from the home study.

Ironbridge in springtime — a remote view to cheer the heart


Scrutiny of emergency provisions

Government guidance

Police guidance


Keeping justice open

Problems with remote justice

Information law

Information rights cases suspended


A “constructive atmosphere”


Temporary release of pregnant prisoners

Data protection

Facial recognition: call for evidence

Data security

Legal professions

Bar Council coronavirus survey

Recent commentary

Employment law

Family law

Human Rights

Immigration law

Media law


Legal Cheek Awards 2020

Book Launch: The ‘Secret’ Family Court

Dates and Deadlines

Tips for being on your feet – a practical guide

Tweet of the Week

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