Kara Gallear, HMCTS Crime Live Services, explains her role in making sure that the magistrates’ and the Crown Courts were ready for the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 changes.
Common Platform will go live in selected criminal courts in July and August.
In April, the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 came into force. Find out how we’ve developed an online service to accommodate the change in law.
The justice system and national health service offer essential support to some of the most vulnerable members of our society.
According to latest crime statistics, 39% of victims of serious offences believe that alcohol played a part in the offence. Since March last year, courts in England have been able to impose Alcohol Abstinence and Monitoring Requirements (AAMRs). If drinking …
Our estate is complex. We occupy a range of different types of buildings, including older and listed buildings which are not always easy to use, so need modernising to make them fit for purpose. When I first joined the organisation …
Have you ever stopped to consider what the criminal justice system looks like through the eyes of a victim? Or a witness?
Common Platform is the case management system being implemented in our criminal courts. It’s at the heart of our large-scale plans to reform the justice system.
Stopped probate applications can take more than double the amount of administrative time to issue compared to those we can issue on our first attempt. We could increase the number of grants issued by over 50,000 each year for practitioners if we work together to reduce the number of stopped applications.
As part of our commitment to open justice, we're developing a new service that will modernise and improve how members of the public, the media and legal professionals find court and tribunal hearing lists.
Kevin Sadler, Acting CEO of HMCTS, sent a letter of thanks to colleagues working in the justice system for their continued dedication, professionalism and support of courts and tribunals and all those who use them.