General practice

Courts and tribunals coronavirus planning and practice:

Coronavirus (COVID-19): courts and tribunals planning and preparation

HMCTS telephone and video hearings during coronavirus outbreak

Courts and Tribunals COVID-19 publications

Lord Chief Justice:

Review of court arrangements due to Covid-19, message from the Lord Chief Justice, 23 March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Message from the Lord Chief Justice to judges in the Civi and Family Courts, 19 March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Jury trials, message from the Lord Chief Justice, 17 March 2020

Legal Aid Agency:

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Legal Aid Agency contingency response

Advice and statements from professional bodies (for specific areas of law, see that page):

Bar Council

Bar Standards Board

Law Society

Young Legal Aid Lawyers


Justice Committee

Human Rights (Joint Committee): Covid-19 response scrutinised to ensure human rights are upheld

Public Law Project: Coronavirus: Court & tribunal user experience survey


Civil Litigation Brief (blog): Coronavirus tag

Organizations providing free legal support and advice (see also pages on specific areas of law, these are general)

  1. AdviceLocal
  2. AdviceUK (find an AdviceUK member includes CAB, law centres)
  3. Advocate (volunteer barristers)
  4. Citizens Advice Bureaux – different CAB offer different services but may be able to help with issues such as benefits, consumer rights, debt
  5. Law Centres (search by map or A-Z list)
  6. LawWorks (find a legal advice clinic)
  7. Age UK
  8. Independent Age
  9. Child Law Advice
  10. Coram Children’s Legal Centre
  11. Just for Kids law
  12. Youth Justice Legal Centre
  13. Centre for Women’s Justice (includes links to domestic violence, revenge porn, sexual assault and stalking helplines and services)
  14. Rights of Women (advice lines for criminal, family, immigration and asylum, sexual harassment)
  15. Liberty (human rights)
  16. MIND (mental health)
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