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Courts backlog: Justice delayed is justice denied

In her 2020/21 Annual Report, Dame Vera Baird reflects on the Crown Court backlog of cases and its impact on victims.

Victims’ Commissioner responds to ‘Covid Operating Hours’ consultation

Dame Vera Baird called for assurances from HMCTS that pressures on the court system, including the growing case backlog, would not "outweigh the potential adverse impacts on victims and witnesses".