YLAL’s Response to COH Consultation

On Monday 14 December 2020, YLAL submitted its response to HMRC’s consultation on COVID Operating Hours (“COH”) in the Crown Court. 

YLAL is concerned that implementing COH in the Crown Court will have a devastating impact on junior lawyers and our members. While YLAL welcomes a multi-faceted approach to dealing with the backlog in the Crown Court to increase capacity and reduce delays, we are concerned that COH will disproportionately impact junior practitioners and those with caring responsibilities. 

You can read YLAL’s full response here