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.
Court and tribunal reform
Eve Miller discusses how we make sure our services are accessible for everyone and shares the feedback recently provided by a juror.
Our tribunals hear about a million cases each year and no matter what type of case someone is involved in, the experience can have a huge impact on their life. Many people deal with their own case without legal support, which can add to the stress of the situation. There’s a human story behind every hearing.
The Manchester super courtroom – which opened its doors at the Crown Court last month – got underway with its first large trial last week, as HMCTS passed another significant milestone in recovering our ability to hear ‘multi-hander’ trials.
Fitting together all the pieces when hearing a murder trial is always challenging for the Crown Court. Add in multiple defendants and the impact of essential safety measures, and the picture becomes even more complicated. Laura Connor outlines helped hear a complex trial in this blog.
Jasmine Norton highlights how HMCTS prepared for the implementation of new orders being piloted in London from July 2021 and looks at the context of the work within a wider policy perspective.
When someone close to us dies, applying for probate can be a daunting prospect at a difficult time and we know that a bad experience can add to an already stressful and sensitive situation. Since October 2019 over 60,000 applications …
Witnesses may face difficulty when required to present evidence at trial. After a successful pilot of special measures to protect vulnerable witnesses, HMCTS is rolling out section 28 across England and Wales to allow witnesses to pre-record their cross examination and preserve the course of justice.
A blog from Zoe Blake, Delivery Director at HMCTS, about how Courts and Tribunals Service Centres are making a real difference to those seeking access to justice.
Since returning to the Ministry of Justice as Permanent Secretary earlier this year, I have been struck by the great progress HMCTS has made, both in both keeping justice moving throughout the past year, and also on its reform journey this past decade.