Read Susan Acland-Hood's blog post to find out her thoughts on how if court reform to be successful, we need to continue to assess critiques, challenges and suggestions against the central principle that justice should and can be made both more accessible and more efficient.
Susan Acland-Hood details how HMCTS has adding five new courts to our scheme giving easier access to court for legal professionals. These are the first five courts in the full national roll-out of the scheme.
Read Michaela’s blog post on her experience of a typical day as a Judge’s Clerk.
A blog post from Susan Acland-Hood in which she talks about HMCTS co-hosting (with the Society for Computers and Law) the first international forum on online courts. The event will run over two days, and will provide an opportunity to showcase the cutting edge of digital reform from jurisdictions around the world.
A blog post from Mike Logan on Single Justice Service and our plans to improve summary justice. Mike talks about how summary justice involves less serious offences where there is no right to a jury trial.
A blog post from Susan Acland-Hood that talk about the results of the independent process evaluation into the video hearing pilot. The pilot has been testing user experiences - of the appellant, judges and officials in HMRC – of those participating in a real hearing in a tax tribunal.
In this blog post Balaji Anbil talk about a meeting he hosted on the use of Digital Ledger Technologies in securing digital evidence. This was the first in a series of digital thought leadership and innovation meetings that we will hold at HMCTS.
A blog post from Balaji Anbil, Head of the Digital Architecture and Cyber Security team at HMCTS. Balaji talks about how his Digital Architecture team will bring a common framework to support the Reform programme in developing citizen-centric, sustainable, and resilient digital services to meet the needs of courts users.
A blog post from Susan Acland-Hood, confirming HMCTS will begin the ‘Professional Entry Scheme’ pilot intending to ease queues to get into court buildings and allow easier and swifter court access for legal professionals.
Since March 2018, we have been piloting the use of fully video hearings in the tax tribunal, and using this to understand better how we can introduce this more widely as part of a more accessible and efficient service. Our latest blog explores video hearings in more detail.
The move of court and tribunal forms and guidance from form finder to GOV.UK is now complete. From today, when you search for a form or guidance document, your search results will come from GOV.UK.