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.
Court and tribunal reform
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.
John Rigg talks about his work on the rollout of the cloud video platform videoconferencing system to Crown and magistrates’ courts.
Craig Robb talks about how HMCTS is safely moving back towards fully re-opening our justice system and how the introduction of a range of enhanced hygiene and safety measures for court users and staff provides the confidence to be able to continue, or return, to work.
Ian Bond, chair of the Law Society ‘Wills and Equity Committee’, explores the background to the current probate project, the involvement of the Law Society and his experiences in working with HMCTS to develop the pilot for the profession.
A blog post from Rachael Collins which talks about the work HMCTS did earlier this year, working with the Home Office to support the introduction of new powers to protect victims of stalking.
Adam Lennon talks about how family courts have found ways to navigate the challenges coronavirus has brought and what the last few weeks have been like working in the family jurisdiction.
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.
Rachael Collins, HMCTS Crime Service Manager talks about working with the Youth Justice Board to improve our information to meet the needs of children and young adults.