Several events and meetings have had to be postponed or cancelled as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and to limit transmission risks:
The Housing Law Practitioners Association has postponed its annual general meeting on 18 March. This will now take place at BPP's Waterloo campus on 15 July.
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Legal Aid has postponed next Monday's (23 March) meeting to discuss the government's criminal legal aid review. The decision was taken after parliamentary access for external visitors changed last week and members of the public can no longer be invited to meetings on the parliamentary estate.
A Westminster Legal Policy Forum seminar on evidence gathering and prosecution rates in the criminal justice system on Thursday (19 March) has been postponed. The organisers stressed that the event, where the priorities for the new Royal Commission on Criminal Justice would have been discussed, has not been cancelled.
Thinktank Politeia has postponed its justice series event at BPP Law School on why trials collapse, which was due to take place on Tuesday (17 March). It said it was 'concerned for the well-being of guests' after one of the speakers was advised to self-isolate.
Lobby group TheCITYUK said it is cancelling or postponing roundtable events that are scheduled to take place during the next two weeks and will be contacting registered guests directly. Events beyond that period will be kept under ongoing review.
Due to the developing situation surrounding coronavirus, Birmingham Law Society postponed its Legal Awards that was due to take place next Friday, until 18 September 2020, in ICC Birmingham.
The Law Society of England and Wales announced it is to cancel all commercial and external face-to-face events until the end of July. All governance and committee-related events will be run remotely where possible until 30 April.
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