Susan Acland-Hood talks about our recovery plan with a focus on the Crown Court – which is where we have some of our most significant challenges, because of the difficulty of doing jury trials with social distancing.
Susan sets out the steps being taken by HMCTS in shifting focus from the emergency response to one of operational recovery in our courts and tribunals.
A blog post from Susan Acland-Hood on expanding the availability of video and audio for hearings, and allowing the public and legal professionals to participate in court and tribunal proceedings remotely.
Susan Acland-Hood talks about how proud she is of the work to keep the wheels of our courts and tribunals turning in the face of the unprecedented challenges that the coronavirus crisis has brought to our daily and working lives.
A blog post from Susan Acland-Hood, HMCTS CEO in which she talks about court closures and access to justice.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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