Clearing UK court backlog 'will need extra funds in future years'

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Lord chief justice warns tackling disruption will cost more than £500m promised so far * Coronavirus – latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverage Additional government funding will be needed in years to come to tackle the accumulated backlog of crown court cases, the lord chief justice, Lord Burnett of Maldon, has warned. His comments were made as criminal barristers threatened to take industrial action over plans to extend working hours in the courts in an attempt to force more cases through the criminal justice system. Continue reading... ▶ Full story on
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