Civil Justice in the time of Covid-19
Civil Justice in the time of Covid-19
COVID-19 Consumer Legal Newsletter: 30/06/2020 – Issue 5 Welcome to the fifth COVID-19 update from Beagles Insight—the research arm of the LegalBeagles Consumer Legal Forum. This free advice forum has over 100,000 registered users and has helped members of the public deal with over 800,000 legal problems since it started in 2007. Insights from the Forum Key Statistics Compared to July 2019 when the site had 242,979 unique views, this July saw 141,117 suggesting that the rate of progress in restarting court cases and other legal matters is still slow. This is mirrored by Law Society research which demonstrates a slowing of business activity for law firms across the UK, however, we have seen a 5% increase in users since last month, suggesting that we are trending towards more activity, which we expect to continue as lockdown requirements continue to loosen. The trends below have been identified from amongst this increasing activity. Lending – A new trend on the forum has been the beginning of questions around the impact of COVID-19 related payment holidays on consumer lending. Despite a statement ...
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