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Less than a fifth of vulnerable clients are properly served by remote hearings, a solicitor survey has revealed, as the Law Society warns that coronavirus is having a disproportionate impact on people who rely heavily on the state.

In a Society study published today, just 16% of solicitors said their vulnerable clients were able to participate effectively in remote hearings, indicating an ‘unacceptable barrier to justice for this group for a range of legal issues’.

People with mental health issues, learning disabilities and language barriers are believed to be at a particular disadvantage, as well as litigants in person.

Read the full article here: The Law Gazette

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