Professor Elwen Evans QC and Rhys Thomas, along with the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, are arranging a series of online seminars to discuss the implications of the Covid-19 pandemic for the justice system in Wales. In each seminar, a panel of experts from politics, the justice system and academia will share their views before inviting comments and questions from the audience.
The seminars are free to attend. Details of each are as follows:
Thursday 18th June, 5.30pm - Applying Welsh Law: the Covid-19 Regulations and their implications
This seminar will focus on the divergence between Welsh and English regulatory approaches to tackling the Covid-19 pandemic, and the particular challenges of managing this divergence under a shared justice system.
Chair: Professor Richard Rawlings, Cardiff University and UCL
Speakers: Jeremy Miles MS (Counsel General), Robert Buckland MP (Lord Chancellor and former member of Iscoed), Huw Williams (Chief Legal Adviser Welsh Parliament), Matt Jukes (Chief Constable South Wales Police), Pam Kelly (Chief Constable Gwent Police), Akash Paun (Senior Fellow Institute for Government).
Tuesday 21st July, 5.30pm - Online justice: Building capacity in Wales
The Covid-19 pandemic has required courts and tribunals to adopt alternative ways of working, including increased use of technology for remote hearings. This seminar will consider these novel ways of working, with focus on lessons for the future use of technology in the Welsh justice system.
Chair: Simon Davies (Former Firmwide Managing Partner Linklaters and Chief People, Legal and Strategy Officer Lloyds)
Speakers: Professor Richard Susskind (IT adviser to Lord Chief Justice), Judge Meleri Tudur (Deputy President of the Health, Education and Social Care of the First-tier Tribunal and Deputy High Court Judge) Professor Elwen Evans QC (Head of Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law), Sally Meecham (Chair for Centre Digital Public Services in Wales).