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The Coronavirus Pandemic has brought the criminal justice system to its knees with trials in the Crown Courts being re-listed as far into the future as autumn 2021. Facing a criminal investigation or prosecution can be an emotionally and mentally debilitating time not just for the defendant but also for their families. For those who should have been facing trials during 2020, their anxiety will continue for months to come as a result of slow process and court backlogs in courts of all denominations across the UK. Not only are those on bail living with restrictions for much longer periods than anticipated, but defendants remanded into custody are also having their custody time limits extended as a result of the delays.

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Louise Graham looks at how people will understandably be unsure whether to make a clinical negligence claim against the NHS, particularly given the strain they are facing with the current pandemic. There is no doubt the NHS are facing a great challenge and we recognise the amazing work that they do. This should not mean those who have been the victim of clinical negligence should not be compensated.

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In the UK every employer has a duty of care towards their employees. If you had an accident at work and your employer has failed to carry out their responsibilities as they should have done, you may be eligible for compensation. At Garratts, we understand that the claims process may seem daunting. Our team of expert personal injury solicitors will help guide you through every step.

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Earlier this year the Court of Appeal considered an ongoing case to determine the validity of an Islamic marriage ceremony (Nikah). The consequences of this decision related to how it applied to the rights that follow if an individual is legally married to pursue financial claims such as orders relating to spousal maintenance, property orders, lump sum orders and orders sharing pension assets.

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