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Ensuring our justice system fits the needs of those it serves

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A blog from Susan Acland-Hood, the Chief Executive of HM Courts and Tribunals Service about looking at options to use court and tribunal buildings in a more flexible way, letting people have their cases heard outside the current traditional 10am to 4:30pm court day.

Revolutionising summary justice – an update on the Single Justice Procedure

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A blog post from Mike Logan who works in the HM Courts and Tribunals’ Development Directorate. Mike shares an update on the implementation of the Single Justice Procedure, which is the means by which work is processed within the Single Justice Service.

Digital defence: Liverpool Law Courts research results

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A blog post from Leanne Galbraith detailing results from Criminal Justice System Common Platform Programme research sessions for defence practitioners held at Liverpool QEII Law Courts on 25 January 2017. The sessions tested the designs of the hearing result screens and hearing events.

Digital defence: NDPWG update November 2016

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A post from Leanne Galbraith from when she chaired the National Digital Practitioners’ Working Group on 24 November 2016. Leanne explains that at the meeting Rhiannon Evans from Supporting Justice was a guest speaker on behalf of Citizen’s Advice. Rhiannon kindly volunteered to attend to support their campaign to improve the experience of defence and prosecution witnesses in the Criminal Justice System.

Common Platform Programme using video to communicate

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A blog post from Jon Lock, Digital Communications Manager for the CJS Common Platform Programme (CJS CPP). Jon talks about how the CJS CPP is incorporating short videos to improve our communication messages to staff and stakeholders across the Criminal Justice System. The videos also aim to keep people updated with the progress we are making.

Digital Defence - Law Society Criminal Law Committee 7 November 2016

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Leanne Galbraith explains when she was recently invited by the Law Society attendee of the National Digital Practitioners’ Working Group to present at their Criminal Law Society Committee meeting on the 7th November in relation to the Common Platform and the Modernisation of the Criminal Justice System.

Online plea – from development to live

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A blog post from Sue Walker-Russell, a Regional Implementation Co-ordinator for the Criminal Justice System's Common Platform Programme. Sue talks about our online plea service, a public facing service that enables defendants to engage with the Magistrates' court process more easily.

Digital defence - NDPW Group meeting 27 October 2016

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A blog post from Leanne Galbraith on the National Digital Practitioners Working Group on 27 October 2016. The post includes details of a video of the working software that has been created for the prosecution and how designs of the common platform are very similar to the GOV.UK website.

Help with Court and Tribunal Fees – a project manager’s view

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A blog post from Andrew Hyland who led the HMCTS Help with Fees project. The Help with Fees (also known as fee remission) service ensures the courts and tribunals are available and accessible to those who need them – regardless of their personal circumstances. If you apply for fee remission and are on certain benefits or on a low income you may not have to pay a court or tribunal fee, or you may get some money off.