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Pandemic Legalities

Legal Responses to COVID-19 – Justice and Social Responsibility

Edited by Dave Cowan and Ann Mumford

Published

Jul 29, 2021

Page count

232 pages

Series

Law, Society, Policy

ISBN

978-1529218923

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Jul 29, 2021

Page count

232 pages

Series

Law, Society, Policy

ISBN

978-1529218916

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Jul 29, 2021

Page count

232 pages

Series

Law, Society, Policy

ISBN

978-1529218930

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Jul 29, 2021

Page count

232 pages

Series

Law, Society, Policy

ISBN

978-1529218930

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press
Pandemic Legalities

The effects of COVID-19 are visited disproportionately on the already disadvantaged.

This important text maps out ways in which those already disadvantaged have been affected by legal responses to COVID-19. Contributors tackle issues including virtual trials, adult social care, racism, tax and spending, education and more. They reflect on the implications of COVID-19 and express concerns with policy and practice developments and with the neutral version of the law and the economy which has taken root.

Drawing on diverse resources, this text offers an account of the damage caused by legal responses to the pandemic and demonstrates how the future response can be positive and productive.

“A very timely collection by some very distinguished socio-legal scholars about the impact of COVID-19 on individuals and institutions in the UK – an excellent resource for those who wish to think seriously about the policies that should be promoted when the pandemic is over.” Michael Adler, University of Edinburgh

"The pandemic has required governments in most jurisdictions to introduce emergency powers to restrict freedom of association and freedom of movement. These are key civil rights and the social contract with the public must always be that such restrictions should be time limited, proportionate and have democratic oversight. Alas, in too many places, governments have used the pandemic as cover to expand their power and erode human rights. This book is a wake up call on the way law is misused in periods of crisis to the detriment of citizens the world over." Baroness Helena Kennedy QC

Dave Cowan is Professor of Law and Policy at the University of Bristol.

Ann Mumford is Professor of Taxation Law at King’s College London.

Introduction ~ Dave Cowan and Ann Mumford

Part 1 ~ Justice

Ruling the Pandemic ~ Dave Cowan

Remote Justice and Vulnerable Litigants: The Case of Asylum ~ Nick Gill

Virtual Poverty? What Happens When Criminal Trials Go Online? ~ Linda Mulcahy

Genera-Relational Justice in the COVID-19 Recovery Period: Children in the Criminal Justice System ~ Kathryn Hollingsworth

Racism As Legal Pandemic: Thoughts on Critical Legal Pedagogies ~ Foluke Adebisi and Suhraiya Jivraj

Rights and Solidarity During COVID-19 ~ Simon Halliday, Jed Meers and Joe Tomlinson

COVID-19 PPE Extremely Urgent Procurement in England: A Cautionary Tale for an Overheating Public Governance ~ Albert Sanchez-Graells

Part 2 ~ the Social

Accountability for Health and the NHS in Post-Brexit COVID-19 UK: The ‘Left Behind’ and the Rule of Law ~ Tamara Hervey, Ivanka Antova, Mark Flear and Matthew Wood

COVID-19 in Adult Social Care: Futures, Funding and Fairness ~ Rosie Harding

Housing, Homelessness and COVID-19 ~ Rowan Alcock, Helen Carr and Ed Kirton-Darling

Education, Austerity and the COVID-19 Generation ~ Alison Struthers

What Have We Learned About the Corporate Sector in COVID-19? ~ Sally Wheeler

Social Security Under and After COVID-19 ~ Jed Meers

Maintaining the Divide: Labour Law and COVID-19 ~ Katie Bales

From Loss to (Capital) Gains: Reflections on Tax and Spending in the Pandemic Aftermath ~ Ann Mumford and Kathleen Lahey