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Posted: Tuesday, 26 May 2020 @ 11:22

With lockdown and its impact on the economy and litigation the one thing which is changing is the advice that I am giving to clients on legal remedies.

There is a long way to go with how Covid-19 will change law but the striking thing for me at this point is the split in efficiency of our legal system.

Some Courts (which were under financial pressure beforehand) are slow and others (such as the High Court in London) are pretty good with its high tech filing system, excellent clerking and still speedy working judges. 

It is now a tale of two legal systems.

It was always important to factor Court efficiency in deciding where to go but now it is more so.

This leads to differences in how you present evidence, how you expect one's clients to behave and how hard you push for negotiation.  

All part of the course in acting as a lawyer in these times.