Our journey back to normality. With the announcement from the government about COVID-19 restrictions relaxing, Kevin Sadler shares the plan for HMCTS to continue delivering justice within the new public health guidelines.
At Hendon Magistrates’ Court, in the London Borough of Barnet, available space is providing vital extra support to nearby Wood Green Crown Court. The building has been transformed to host jury trials for the first time which, given the numbers of people involved, requires a larger space.
The Family Public Law service lets users submit an online application for a court order to make arrangements for a child or resolve a dispute about their upbringing. A few months ago we updated on how we helped local authorities …
Now that we’re able to hug our loved ones and go to restaurants and pubs, I am tentatively welcoming the prospect of summer. As we slowly emerge from the restrictions of past months, I can’t help but reflect on the …
Recovery from the pandemic in the criminal courts in Wales follows the same principles as those across the border in England. Our efforts since the pandemic hit have focused on: maximising the use of our existing estate providing additional capacity …
Katie Dean, HMCTS Deputy Service Manager, Single Justice Service, talks about how the single justice procedure has been adapted to deal with the demands of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
A blog from Ester Franklin-Smith – Deputy Crime Service Manager, HMCTS, about the importance of jury service during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Courts and tribunals staff reflect on their experience of working on the frontline throughout the pandemic as essential workers.
Alison Mead, HMCTS Crime Service Manager, blogs about our progress in holding trials with multiple defendants.
Last March, I don’t think any of us could have imagined the challenges we’d face in the next 12 months.