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Going further to support intimidated witnesses

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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 year in review: How MyHMCTS has become an essential service for professional users

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Steven Chapman discusses the successes and advancements of MyHMCTS since it's launch in 2020, reviewing the differences made for professional users, additional services on MyHMCTS and support for the future.

Keeping court custody suites safe

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In this blog, Tim Coates, Head of the Prisoner Escort Custody Service (PECS) and Claire Medhurst, Deputy Director of Intelligent Client Capability at HMCTS, describe the steps that are being taken to ensure custody suites in court are safe for all who use them, as well as the measures in place when producing defendants to a court hearing from prison.