How justice in a pandemic could disproportionately affect the BAME community

In his second legal piece, the author notes that ‘the inconvenience of a nationwide lockdown is just the latest chapter in a long saga of misfortune that the criminal justice system has endured’. With the idea of ‘juryless trials’ being floated to speed up the delivery of justice in over 500,000 cases, he highlights how ‘the experiences of a predominantly white judiciary differ greatly from the BAME community’, and why the proposal ultimately causes more problems than it solves.

Domestic abuse increases in UK lockdown: How is the government responding?

While lockdown was enforced by the British government in an attempt to keep the public safe, for many staying at home has exposed them to a much greater threat to their safety. The author explores the truth behind the staggering rise in domestic abuse cases in the UK since lockdown began and reminds us how this is an issue that should not be overlooked even in the midst of a pandemic.