British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters can now support deaf jurors in our deliberation rooms. Find out how we prepared for it.
Court and tribunal reform
Following a change in the law, broadcast news channels can now air judges’ sentencing remarks from the Crown Court for the first time. Find out how we prepared for it.
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.
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.